1938 YEAR BOOK
ANNUAL REPORTS FOR 1937
M ASSACH USETTS
PRICE 50 CENTS
The Committee on Lectures and Publications has the honor
to present herewith the fifteenth number of the Society's
Year Book, with which is combined the annual reports for the
Robert G. Stone, Chairman.
May 20, 1938.
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Table of Contents
Foreword ' . • 3
Officers for 1938 . . 4 9
Committees for 1938 11
Medals and Certificates Awarded in 1937 13
Special Awards in 1937 24
Frederick Law Olmsted *. . . . 27
Passing of Charles J. Sander 28
Some Books the Gardener Should Know 29
Exhibitions in 1938 34
Library Accessions . . 45
Gifts to the Library 50
Periodicals Received, 1937 52
Garden Clubs Not Members of the Massachusetts Federa-
tion .... 57
Life Members Not Located 62
Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission . . . 63
Death of the Oldest Member . 65
Annual Meeting, 1938 .69
President's Address 69
Report of the Secretary 73
Report of the Treasurer 76
Report of the Library Committee 86
Report of the Exhibition Committee . . . . . . . 88
Report of the Prize Committee 92
Report of the Committee on the Exhibition of the
Products of Children's Gardens 95
Result of the Balloting 96
Honorary Member 97
Corresponding Members 97
New Members . 100
Form of Bequest /" , . . 115
List of Illustrations
Edwin S. Webster, President " 8
Elmer D. Merrill, Trustee 10
William P. Wolcott. Trustee 12
Dr. A. B. Stout 22
J. E. Spingarn 22
Richard Wellington 23
Alfred Render 23
Frederick Law Olmsted 27
Stage exhibit at the Spring Show 36
Garden clubs' exhibit at the Spring Show 37
Lily display of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren .... 38
Blacksmith shop exhibit of Tow Path Gardens .... 39
Mirror garden exhibit of Little Tree Farms 40
Azalea exhibit of Mr. and Mrs. Ben: P. P. Mosely ... 41
Modern bulb garden exhibit of Dr. and Mrs. Homer Gage 42
Modern house and roof garden 43
Rock garden of the American Rock Garden Society ... 44
Chrysanthemum exhibit of Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield,
awarded the Albert C. Burrage gold vase 66
Estate of Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell 68
Chrysanthemum exhibit of Edwin S. Webster 74
Garden of Mrs. Charles C. Griswold 77
Courtyard of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Com-
pany's building 81
New City Hall in Newton 88
Horace James Circle 94
"Grandmother's Garden" 99
Mr. Edwin S. Webster
Re-elected President of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society at the
annual meeting May 2, 1938.
THE BOARD OF GOVERNMENT
EDWIN S. WEBSTER
*John S. Ames Harlan P. Kelsey (1939)
*Oakes Ames *Nathaniel T. Kidder
♦Francis H. Appleton Elmer D. Merrill (1941)
George W. Butterworth (1940) Robert H. Roland (1940)
Miss Marian Roby Case (1939) Harold S. Ross (1941)
Mrs. S. V. R. Crosby (1940) Louis A. Shaw (1939)
Charles K. Cummings (1939) Robert G. Stone (1940)
♦William Ellery Mrs. Bayard Thayer (1941)
Samuel J. Goddard (1941) Mrs. Roger S. Warner (1939)
Walter Hunnewell (1940) *Edwin S. Webster
William P. Wolcott (1941)
John S. Ames
Edward I. Farrengton
♦Members ex officio
Dates given are those of expiration of terms
Dr. Elmer D. Merrill
Elected a Trustee at the annual meeting in 1938.
COMMITTEES OF THE SOCIETY
For the Year Ending May 1, 1939
EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman
JOHN S. AMES WILLIAM ELLERY
OAKES AMES MRS. BAYARD THAYER
EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman
JOHN S. AMES ROBERT G. STONE
LOUIS A. SHAW, Chairman
ELMER D. MERRILL WILLIAM P. WOLCOTT
EDWIN S. WEBSTER, Chairman
JOHN S. AMES WILLIAM ELLERY
OAKES AMES ROBERT G. STONE
MRS. BAYARD THAYER
Committee on Exhibitions
RAY M. KOON, Chairman
SAMUEL J. GODDARD THOMAS MILNE
ELMER D. MERRILL VEASEY F. PEIRCE
Committee on Prizes
ROBERT H. ROLAND, Chairman
JOSEPH T. DAVIS JAMES METHVEN
WALTER HUNNEWELL WILLIAM P. WOLCOTT
Committee on Library
NATHANIEL T. KIDDER, Chairman
MRS. S. V. R. CROSBY CHARLES K. CUMMINGS
Committee on Lectures and Publications
ROBERT G. STONE, Chairman
ELMER D. MERRILL LOUIS A. SHAW
Committee on Special Medals
OAKES AMES, Chairman
HARLAN P. KELSEY ROBERT H. ROLAND
RAY M. KOON HAROLD S. ROSS
Committee on Gardens
MRS. ROGER S. WARNER, Chairman
MRS. JOHN S. AMES GEORGE W. BUTTERWORTH
MRS. ALBERT C. BURRAGE, JR. WILLIAM ELLERY
LOUIS A. SHAW
Committee on Building
CHARLES K. CUMMINGS, Chairman
EDWIN S. WEBSTER SAMUEL J. GODDARD
Committee on Children's Garden Exhibitions
MISS MARIAN ROBY CASE, Chairman
THOMAS P. DOOLEY DANIEL W. O'BRIEN
Committee on the Albert C. Burrage Gold Vase
WALTER HUNNEWELL, Chairman
ALBERT C. BURRAGE, JR. ROBERT H. ROLAND
RAY M. KOON HAROLD S. ROSS
GEORGE W. BUTTERWORTH WALTER HUNNEWELL
MRS. S. V. R. CROSBY ROBERT H. ROLAND
ROBERT G. STONE
Mr. William P. Wolcott
Elected a Trustee at the annual meeting in 1938.
Medals and Certificates Awarded
The Albert C. Burrage Gold Vase
Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, for a chrysanthemum garden
at the Autumn Show.
George Robert White Medal of Honor
Frederick Law Olmsted, for eminent service in horticulture.
Thomas Roland Medal
Dr. A. B. Stout, Xew York Botanical Garden, for his work in breeding
daylilies and other plants.
Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal
J. E. Spingarn, Amenia, X. Y., for his work in breeding and propagating
H. H. Hunnewell Medal
Estate of Airs. William Hewson Baltzell (Elm Bank), Wellesley.
Thomas Roland, Inc., for a group of Acacia pubescens at the Spring
Gold Medal of the Horticultural Society of New York
Cape Ann Garden Club, for an enclosed garden at the Spring Show.
Gold Medal of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
L. Sherman Adams Company, for a group of orchids at the Spring Show.
Royal Horticultural Society's Cup
Gardner Museum, for a group of jasmine at the Spring Show.
A. Frylink & Sons, Inc., for an exhibit of daffodils.
Mrs. Maurice J. Curran, for an exhibit of daffodils.
Edwin S. Webster, for an exhibit of daffodils.
Edwin S. Webster, for a display of tulips.
Mrs. C. G. Weld, for a daffodil garden.
Large Gold Medals
Lord Aberconway, England, for his distinguished service to horticulture.
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Alfred Render, Arnold Arboretum, long prominent in the field of
Richard Wellington, Geneva, N. Y., for his work as a fruit breeder.
L. Sherman Adams Company, for a group of orchids.
L. Sherman Adams Company, for a group of orchids at the Spring Show.
H. J. Borowski & Sons, for a group of jasmine at the Spring Show.
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a daffodil border.
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a display of daffodils at the Spring Show.
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a Dutch farm scene and bulb field at the
Cape Cod Horticultural Society, Inc., for an exhibit of daffodils at
the Spring Show.
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for azaleas, rhododendrons and peonies.
W. N. Craig, for a display of hardy lilies.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, for a group of chrysanthemums
arranged as a garden.
Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, for a display of sweet peas.
Mrs. Maurice J. Curran, for a Dutch garden at the Spring Show.
Will C. Curtis, for a naturalistic planting of hardy ferns at the Spring
Hubert K. Dalton, Rumson, N. J., for a collection of orchids at New
York Fall Show.
Ormond Hamilton, for a naturalistic planting of hardy ferns at the
Egbert Hans, for his work at the Spring Show (Holland Exhibit). *
Alexander I. Heimlich, for a ledge garden at the Spring Show.
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club, for a birdbath with planting at the
Massachusetts State College, for a wild flower garden showing propaga-
tion of native plants.
New York Agricultural Experiment Station, for a comprehensive display
of seedling apples, grapes and filberts.
A. N. Pierson, Inc., for a display of roses at the Spring Show.
Miniature rose garden — design and execution, exhibited by Miss Mary
Franklin at the Spring Show.
John Scheepers, Inc., for a display of liliums — species and hybrids.
Tow Path Gardens, for an informal garden at the Spring Show.
Mr. & Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren, for a group of chrysanthemums with
Watuppa Orchards, for 45 varieties of apples.
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of chrysanthemums with suitable
MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1937 15
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of flowering and foliage plants at the
Edwin S. Webster, for a group of orchids at the Spring Show.
J. Herbert Alexander, for a display of dahlias.
Aquarium Club of the Teachers College, for a water plant exhibit at
the Spring Show.
Bay State Nurseries, Inc., Hedge Plant Booth, for general excellence of
trade booth at the Spring Show.
Joseph Breck & Sons, for general excellence of trade booth at the
Butler & Ullman, Inc., for a display of gardenias at the Spring Show.
F. I. Carter & Sons, for a group of cacti and succulents.
Central Experimental Farm (Ottawa), for a collection of Ottawa
named seedling apple varieties.
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for a section of a June garden at the Spring
Corliss Brothers, Inc., for an early October border.
Corliss Brothers, Inc., for a rose garden at the Spring Show.
W. N. Craig, for a collection of rock plants.
W. N. Craig, for a collection of perennials and bulbous plants.
W. N. Craig, for a display of perennials and lilies.
Mrs. George R. Fearing, for a group of Helleborus niger.
Mrs. George D. Forbes, for her estate, Orchard Farm, at North Egre-
Fraser's Flowers, for a group of chrysanthemums arranged in the
A. Frylink and Sons, Inc., for the best daffodil bloom in the show
George Peabody Gardner, Jr., for a group of white flowering plants.
Thomas J. Grey Company, for general excellence of trade booth at
the Spring Show.
Mrs. Charles C. Griswold, for her estate, Hillhouse, at Stockbridge.
R. E. Henderson and Company, for general excellence of trade booth
at the Spring Show.
A House & Garden Center and The Artisans, for general excellence
of trade booth at the Spring Show.
Mrs. Lillian Hovey, for the terrarium scoring the highest number of
Jamaica Plain High School, for a naturalistic exhibit.
Walter Leonard, for a display of Fairfax strawberries.
Lohrman Seed Company, for general excellence of trade booth at the
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Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc., for birds of a May garden at
the Spring Show.
Massachusetts State College, for a collection of seedling Mcintosh
Wilbur J. Munroe, for a display of gourds.
North Street Greenhouses, for a group of Rex begonias.
Rose Tom Thumb, exhibited by The Conard-Pyle Company at the
Fifth Grade Pupils of the Runkle School, for a model of a country
place at the Spring Show.
John Sullivan, for best begonia plant (Sport of Emily Clibran).
Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren, for a display of miscellaneous flowers at the
Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren, for a group of cinerarias at the Spring Show.
Mrs. M. M. Van Beuren, for a group of Lilium candidum at the Spring
Waltham Field Station, for a collection of fall asters.
Botany Department of Wheaton College, for the most meritorious
terrarium at the Spring Show.
Mrs. Geoffrey G. Whitney, for Origanum dictamnus or Turner's "Righte
Dittany," at the Spring Show.
Yamanaka & Co., for Japanese flower arrangements.
Miss Madeline Young, for 35 varieties of apples, 12 in a plate.
Joseph Breck & Sons, for a group of nicotiana and begonias.
Miss Margaret B. Brigham, for a display of Indian corn.
W. Atlee Burpee Company, for general excellence of trade booth at the
Butterworth's, for a group of cypripediums arranged to display the
Cherry Hill Nurseries, for seedling peonies.
W. N. Craig, for a container of rock plants.
W. N. Craig, for a display of hardy perennials.
Frank Edgar Company, for a collection of flowering and foliage plants.
Gardner Museum, for a group of chrysanthemums.
Ormond Hamilton, for general excellence of trade booth at the Spring
Houghton-Mifflin Company, for general excellence of trade booth at
the Spring Show.
W. W. Howard, for a display of carnations and miscellaneous flowers
at the Spring Show.
Jamaica Plain High School, for a collection of flowers and vegetables.
Fred Kunan, for 12 cyclamen plants.
MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1937 17
Lord & Burnham Co., for general excellence of trade booth at the
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, for general excellence of trade
booth at the Spring Show.
Miss Sandra Newland, for a collection of marigolds.
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for a display of achimenes.
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for a display of flowering plants.
Vaughan's Seed Store, for general excellence of trade booth at the
Bronze Medals for Children's Gardens, Uonated by
Miss Marian Roby Case, Hillcrest Gardens,
Albert Amerigian, Campello. August Enos, Santuit.
Elizabeth A. Barney, West Rox- Margaret Finlayson, Billerica.
bury. John P. McDonough, Hanover.
Peter Bazakas, Marlboro. Charlotte Moran, Winchester.
Ellen Beluinas, Montague, Sandra Newland, Roslindale.
John Birchall, Dedham. Alica Porier, Dodgeville.
Charles Botelho, East Falmouth. George Robinson, Boxboro.
Marjorie Brett, Great Barrington. Mary Schobel, Rehoboth.
Andrew J. Buchan, Wrentham. G. Freeman Sellers, Abington.
Arthur Burgess, Fairview. Gloria and Virginia Tripp, West-
Robert Butcher, West Concord. port.
Nicholas Campanelli, Brockton. Ethel Turner, Montello.
Susan Cernak, Easthampton. Hansgerd Uhlig, Pittsfield.
Paul Clark, Williamsburg. Stanley Vaill, Monson.
Anna Davidson, Westfield. Arthur Wood, Greenfield.
Gerard Desrosier, Perkins Insti- Ernest J. Zevitas, Brookline.
tution for the Blind.
First Class Certificate
Brassolaeliocattleya truffautiana aurea, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams
Carnation Dictator, exhibited by the Denver Wholesale Florist Com-
Cypripedium Grace Darling, var. Purity, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs.
A. C. Burrage.
Rose Signora, exhibited by White Brothers Rose Corporation.
Award of Merit
Ageratum Ruth Golby, exhibited by Walter H. Golby.
Aster Harrington's Pink, exhibited by the Waltham Field Station.
Aster Mt. Rainier, exhibited by the Waltham Field Station.
Aster subcaeruleus, Star of Wartburg, exhibited by the Waltham Field
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Azalea sanderi arethusa, exhibited by H. J. Borowski & Sons.
Begonia Crystal Queen, exhibited by Joseph Breck and Sons.
Brassocattleya Albion, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Carnation Ditchling, exhibited by J. J. LaMontagne & Son.
Carnation Hermosa, exhibited by S. J. Goddard.
Chrysanthemum Little America, exhibited by Tom Knipe.
Coelogyne mooreana, Westonbirt var., exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs.
A. C. Burrage.
Cypripedium Albion, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster.
Cypripedium Ballet Girl, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Cypripedium Renown, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company.
Cypripedium Sumurun, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Cypripedium Wellesley, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company.
Echeveria gibbiflora eodactyla, exhibited by S. J. Goddard.
Laeliocattleya Cavalese, var. magnifica, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs.
A. C. Burrage.
Lilium davuricum luteum, exhibited by John Scheepers, Inc.
Lilium tenuijolium, var. Red Star, exhibited by John Scheepers, Inc.
Lycaste tunstilli, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Marigold Crown of Gold, exhibited by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Marcy.
Odontioda Brackenhurst, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Odontioda Coronation, var. Prince of Wales, exhibited by Orchidvale,
Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Odontioda Nobsworth, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Phlox Pinwheel, exhibited by Beatrice Gardens.
Primula malacoides Royalty, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Rhododendron cornubia, exhibited by H. J. Borowski & Sons.
Rosa rouletti, exhibited by the Conard-Pyle Company.
Rose Lestra Hibberd, exhibited by the Hill Floral Products Company.
Rose Queen Mary, exhibited by A. N. Pierson, Inc.
Rose Radiant Beauty, exhibited by Cleveland Cut Flower Company.
Rose Signet, exhibited by The Montgomery Co., Inc.
Snapdragon Lothrop, exhibited by C. H. Lothrop.
Sophrolaeliocattleya His Majesty, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C.
Sweet Pea Gigantic, exhibited by Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield.
Tulipa acuminata, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster.
Tulipa fosteriana, Red Emperor, exhibited by H. S. Ross.
Vote of Commendation
Brassocattleya Pegasus, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Carnation Dairy Maid, exhibited by J. J. LaMontagne & Son.
Carnation Guy Allwood, exhibited by J. J. LaMontagne & Son.
Clematis, lanuginosa hybrids, exhibited by Louis Vasseur.
Clematis, patens hybrids, exhibited by Louis Vasseur.
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Chrysanthemum Sunny Boy, exhibited by Corliss Brothers, Inc.
Helleborus niger, exhibited by Milton Nurseries.
Lachenalia boundi, exhibited by W. N. Craig.
Marica coerulea, exhibited by W. N. Craig.
Marigold Crown of Gold, exhibited by W. Atlee Burpee Co.
Peony L'Etincelante, exhibited by F. E. Cremer.
Poppy Amelia Earhart, exhibited by James I. Riddell.
Primula malacoides Royalty, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Rose Fantasy, exhibited by Butler & Ullman, Inc.
Vanda coerulea, exhibited by L. Sherman Adams Company.
Zantedeschia Reehmanni, exhibited by Edwin S. Webster.
H. J. Borowski & Sons, for Azalea sanderi Black Hawk.
H. J. Borowski & Sons, for Azalea sanderi North Star.
H. J. Borowski & Sons for Azalea sanderi Ruby.
H. J. Borowski & Sons, for Azalea sanderi Tecumseh.
H. J. Borowski & Sons, for Azalea sanderi Vulstiana.
G. S. Bradley, for Coelogyne cristata.
G. S. Bradley, for Epidendrum fragrans.
John S. Doig, for Cypripedium Grace Darling, var. Purity.
John S. Doig, for Ly caste skinneri.
John S. Doig, for Lycaste tunstillii.
John S. Doig, for Masdevallia tovarensis.
John S. Doig, for Odontioda Chantecler.
John S. Doig, for Odontoglossum Edwardi.
John S. Doig, for Odontoglossum rossii majus.
John Ellis, for Cyclamen persicum, original species.
Karl Fischer, for a group of Helleborus niger.
C. Harry Frost, for Cyclamen persicum, White Triumph and Triumph
C. Harry Frost, for a group of poinsettias.
Department of Horticulture, University of Illinois, for a display of
Keown's Orchards, for a display of fruit in widest possible variety.
Mrs. Ruth P. Merry, for pheasant breasted aloe.
Frederick Pocock, for Cypripedium jairrieanum.
John Sullivan, for a group of cyclamen.
Watuppa Orchards, for pear Flemish Beauty.
Joseph Winsock, for a display of miscellaneous flowers.
Joseph Winsock, for Orriithogalum speciosum.
Vote of Thanks
Harold T. Bent, for a vase of Yellow Normandie chrysanthemums,
Joseph Breck and Sons, for a vase of montbretias.
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L. G. Bruggemann, for two watermelons.
Mrs. S. V. R. Crosby, for Brunjelsia paucifolia.
Mrs. John. S. Curtis, for a group of white seedling chrysanthemums.
T. F. Donahue, for a display of peonies.
Albert G. Frothingham, for double nasturtium with zinnia-like flower.
Helen C. Gilbert, for vase of Helleborus niger.
J. J. LaMontagne & Son, for Carnation Dimity.
Mrs. M. J. Merrill, for Josselyn gooseberries.
Henry L. F. Naber, for chicory.
North Shore Dahlia Gardens, for a collection of china asters.
William D. Quint, for vase of peonies.
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for Dicentra spectabilis.
Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall, for schizanthus.
Mrs. Hermine Schulz, for lunaria.
Mrs. Willis S. Shepard, for Epiphyllum truncation.
Elmer D. Smith & Co., for a collection of seedling chrysanthemums.
Symphony Flower Shop, for a bowl of assorted flowers.
Symphony Flower Shop, for vases of miscellaneous flowers.
Angraecum distichum, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Brassavola nodosa, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Bulbophyllum morphoglossum, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C.
Cirrhopetalum picturatum, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Cyclamen persicum, original species, exhibited by F. W. Hunnewell.
Eria globifera, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Azalea Blushing Bride, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Azalea Firefly, exhibited by Mrs. John S. Curtis.
Azalea single white, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Pink Camellias, exhibited by James J. Hurley.
White Camellias, exhibited by James J. Hurley.
Carnation Greatheart, exhibited by J. J. LaMontagne & Son.
Cattleya trianae, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Chorizema ilicifolium, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Coronilla glauca, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Cypripedium insigne, exhibited by W. N. Craig.
Cypripedium insigne Sanderae, exhibited by W. N. Craig.
Plate Garden, exhibited by Mrs. E. I. Comins.
Laelio cattleya Cavalese, var. magnifica, exhibited by Orchidvale, Mrs.
A. C. Burrage.
Group of Libonia floribunda, exhibited by Walter H. Golby.
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Basket of Marigold Yellow Supreme and Flaming Velvet Petunia,
exhibited by Mrs. Elizabeth M. Marcy.
Nandiana domestica, exhibited by W. N. Craig.
Collection of Christmas flowering plants, exhibited by Mrs. R. M.
Flowering Plants, exhibited by Mrs. A. C. Burrage.
Flowering Plants, exhibited by Mrs. Maurice J. Curran.
Orchid Plants, exhibited by F. W. Hunnewell.
French Ranunculus, exhibited by Mrs. R. M. Saltonstall.
Vase of Bismarck Stock, exhibited by Wilfrid Wheeler.
Vase of Tithonia speciosa, exhibited by Harold T. Bent.
Winter bouquet, exhibited by the West Roxbury Garden Club.
Wreath constructed of natural plant material for outdoor decoration
only, exhibited by the Merry Weeders.
Wreath constructed of artificial material or of artificial and natural
material suitable for indoor decoration only, exhibited by Garden
Section, Amherst Woman's Club.
Blue Ribbon Garden Certificate
City of Westfield, for " Grandmother's Garden."
Committee on Planting Trees, Brookline, for the planting in Horace
James Circle, corner Hammond Street and the Parkway.
Alfred H. Marchant, for his extensive and complete wild garden.
City of Newton, for the planting around City Hall.
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Springfield, for the
planting of its grounds.
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Dr. A. B. Stout
Thomas Roland Medal
Mr. J. E. Spingarn
Jackson Dawson Memorial
Medal in 1937.
MEDALS AND CERTIFICATES AWARDED IN 1937
Mr. Richard Wellington
Society's gold medal
Dr. Alfred Rehder
Society's gold medal
Special Awards in 1937
Late in 1937 the Trustees made several medal awards on
recommendation of the special medal committee, which con-
sisted of Professor Oakes Ames, Mr. William Ellery, Mr.
Harlan P. Kelsey, Mr. Harold S. Ross and Mr. Wilfrid
The George Robert White Medal of Honor, which is con-
sidered the outstanding horticultural award in America, was
given to Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted, distinguished landscape
architect of Brookline, Mass. Mr. Olmsted is known in all
parts of the country for his work in landscape design and
particularly in the development of public parks.
The Thomas Roland Medal, which is awarded each year for
skill in horticulture, was given to Dr. A. B. Stout of the New
York Botanical Garden, special emphasis being laid on his
work in the breeding and propagation of daylilies.
The Jackson Dawson Memorial Medal was voted to Mr.
J. E. Spingarn of Amenia, N. Y. This medal is awarded each
year to someone who has excelled in the breeding or propaga-
tion of woody plants. Mr. Spingarn is known internationally
for his work with the clematis, which he has helped to popu-
larize by his writings.
The Society's large gold medal was awarded to Lord Aber-
conway, V.M.H., president of the Royal Horticultural Society,
for distinguished service in the field of horticulture. Lord
Aberconway attended three of the large Spring flower shows
in the eastern states in 1937 and impressed all who met him
with his wide knowledge of plants and plant cultivation.
The Society's large gold medal was voted to Mr. Richard
Wellington of the agricultural experiment station at Geneva,
N. Y., for his work in the breeding of fruits, which has ex-
tended over a long period. Mr. Wellington has been in full
charge of the fruit-breeding work at the experiment station
since 1920 and has made virtually all of the crosses which
have been undertaken in that period.
The Society's large gold medal was also awarded to Dr.
Alfred Rehder, curator of the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica
Plain, Mass. Dr. Rehder has long been prominent in the field
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It was voted at the same meeting of the Trustees to adopt
the recommendation of the Committee on the Albert C. Bur-
rage Gold Vase that this vase be awarded to Mrs. Francis
B. Crowninshield of Boston and Marblehead for her exhibit
at the Autumn Flower Show. This award is made in De-
cember of each year for the most outstanding exhibit at any
of the society's shows in the course of the twelve months. The
committee making the 1937 award consisted of Mr. Walter
Hunnewell, Mr. Albert C. Burrage, Jr., Mr. William Ellery,
Mr. Robert H. Roland and Mr. Harold S. Ross.
The Committee on Gardens also made its report at this
meeting and several awards were made on its recommendation.
This committee consisted of Mrs. Roger S. Warner, Mrs. John
S. Ames, Mrs. Albert C. Burrage, Jr., Mr. George W. Butter-
worth and Mr. Louis A. Shaw.
The H. H. Hunnewell Gold Medal, which is only given for
estates, was awarded to Mrs. William Hewson Baltzell for her
estate in Dover known as "Elm Bank." This estate is noted
for its lawns and trees as well as for its attractive design.
A silver medal was awarded to Mrs. George D. Forbes of
North Egremont for her estate known as "Orchard Farm" and
another to Mrs. Charles C. Griswold for her estate at Stock-
bridge called "Hillhouse."
It was voted to award a blue-ribbon certificate to a garden
at Westfield, Mass., which is known as "Grandmother's Gar-
den" and which is maintained as a public project. This garden,
colonial in type, was developed under the direction of Mrs.
Albert E. Fowler, the design being drawn by Thomas Des-
mond of Simsbury, Conn. The garden is surrounded by a
traditional white picket fence, and the paths are paved with
stones from old walls. A sundial in the center rests on an
ancient millstone and from it radiate beds bordered with hand-
made bricks. In the planting are herb and lily gardens. The
garden was named in honor of a woman widely known as
Grandmother Steiger, an enthusiastic gardener during her
A blue-ribbon certificate was also voted to Alfred H. Mar-
chant of Winchester, Mass., for an extensive wild garden,
where hundreds of native American wild flowers from New
England and from more distant states are growing under
natural conditions. Mr. Marchant, a Boston advertising man.
26 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
has been unusually successful in growing Epigoea repens and
other wild flowers which are considered difficult to handle.
An unusual award was that of a blue-ribbon certificate to a
circle at the corner of two streets in Brookline which has been
planted with exceptional skill and good taste. The design for
the planting was made by Sidney ShurclifT, landscape archi-
tect of Boston, and work was done by the Brookline Com-
mittee on Planting Trees, E. B. Dane, chairman.
Two other rather exceptional awards were made. One was a
garden certificate given to the City of Newton, Mass., for the
excellent planting to be found around the new city hall. The
other was a garden certificate to the Massachusetts Mutual
Life Insurance Company of Springfield, Mass., for the plant-
ing of the grounds around the home of that organization. It
was felt that these two plantings were inspirational and that
they might be considered as object lessons for the encourage-
ment of similar undertakings.
Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted
Awarded the George Robert White Medal of
Honor in 1937.
Frederick Law Olmsted
For the first time the George W. White Medal of Honor was
awarded to a landscape architect in 1937. This honor was con-
ferred upon Mr. Frederick Law Olmsted of Brookline. Mr.
Olmsted has long been an ornament to the profession of land-
scape architecture. His work is to be found in many parts of
the country and he has occupied many important positions.
Mr. Olmsted was born in 1870 and after graduating from
Harvard College became an assistant in his father's firm, the
members of which were already among the best known land-
scape architects in the country. He put in thirteen months'
continuous work on the Biltmore Estate in western North
Carolina, which gave him a wide working knowledge of
landscape architecture in all its branches, including the han-
dling of forest and park lands, the construction of roads and
the making of gardens. Throughout his career he had much to
28 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
do with the planning and laying out of public parks, parkways
and recreation facilities. He said himself in the Harvard Year
Book, class of 1894, "Public work for the direct benefit of large
numbers of persons has always appealed to me in essence but
it suffers from the drawbacks and disappointments cast about
it by our defective methods of public administration."
In 1910 Mr. Olmsted was appointed by President Taft a
member of the Committee of Fine Arts established by Congress
and was reappointed in 1914. In 1910 he became chairman of
the Executive Committee which conducted the second Na-
tional Conference on City Planning and was repeatedly re-
elected. He became a member of the Brookline Planning
Board in 1914.
In 1898 Mr. Olmsted became a partner with his cousin, John
Charles Olmsted, under the name of Olmsted Brothers, carry-
ing on the business which was founded by his father.
Passing of Charles J. Sander
The late Charles J. Sander, who passed away in February,
became a member of this Society on April 10, 1897. He was
very well known for his work as superintendent on the estate
of the late Professor Charles S. Sargent, director of the Arnold
Mr. Sander was born in Bremen, Germany, January 23, 1847.
He worked as a sailor for a time but took out citizenship
papers in the United States in 1868. He was married in 1874
and for three years worked under Francis Parkman, the fa-
mous historian, who was at one time president of this Society.
Then he went to Holm Lea, the Brookline Estate of Professor
Sargent, where he remained for fifty-three years, retiring about
seven years ago to make his home in Wollaston.
In the course of his long service as a member of this Society,
Mr. Sander received many awards, including four gold medals
for groups and collections of Azaleas, a gold medal for a
display at Holm Lea, a gold medal for Eminent Service in
Horticulture and the Jackson Dawson Memorial medal for
his work with woody plants. Notes for this brief obituary
were supplied by Mr. W. N. Craig of Weymouth.
Books the Gardener Should Know*
Whether we think in terms of flower pots on the window
sill or of acres in the country, all gardeners have problems.
We cannot all live next door to an expert, but no matter how
simple or how complicated our difficulties, there are helps in
print available. In fact, there are so many good books that it
is difficult to choose from among them.
Among those of the last year or two, "Gardening, a Com-
plete Guide to Garden Making," by Montague Free stands
high. As its title suggests, it is a straightforward, practical
work, planned for the amateur and packed with the things he
wants to know. Its author is the horticulturist of the Brooklyn
Botanic Garden, New York, a position which assures us that
he is at the top of his profession.
Not long ago a very interesting experiment in book mak-
ing was tried. The late Mr. Leonard Barron, who was at the
time garden editor for a well known publishing house, invited a
group of experts to contribute chapters to a book for beginners
called "The Complete Book of Gardening." One might expect
that from experts we would get technicality or, on the other
hand, that being for beginners, the product would be thin.
On the contrary, each problem is reduced to its essentials and
presented simply, and we have an informative book, really
useful to beginners.
The name of Alfred C. Hottes is another which knowing
gardeners follow confidently. His contributions include a
series of five small volumes, "The Book of Annuals," "The
Book of Perennials," "The Little Book of Climbing Plants,"
"The Book of Shrubs," and "The Book of Trees." They have
all stood the tests of time and use under a great variety of
"The Plant Doctor" by Cynthia Westcott lives up to its
name. It deals capably with bugs, diseases, and the constantly
evolving technique of controlling them, is backed by knowl-
edge and training, and is simple and non-technical without
being written down to the amateur. There is even a spright-
liness in its style that makes reading pleasant.
Those who have read Stuart Chase's "Rich Land — Poor
Land" must have a vivid impression of the diversity of soils
and climate of our continent. Imagine the difficulties of writ-
*A radio broadcast by Miss Dorothy S. Manks, Librarian, over Station
W1XAL, Boston, Mass., April 19, 1938.
30 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
ing for American gardens. The usual garden book is frankly
regional in application.
This Spring the ail-American problem has been approached
from another side. Since nation-wide gardening experience is
next to impossible to one individual, why not collect the ex-
perience of a number of people? That is just what has been
done in "The Gardener's Omnibus." Under the editorship of
E. I. Farrington. all articles appear over their authors' signa-
tures and they include nationally known authorities as well as
amateur enthusiasts from all parts of the country. In making
his selections Mr. Farrington has put his emphasis on the
"how" as well as the "what." on simplicity and conciseness,
and on comprehensiveness. Most of the material appeared in
Horticulture before being included in the book.
The South and the Pacific coast can follow the English
authors, but in the East we offer them only to those who know
how to adapt them. Even so everyone who loves good books
as well as plants should make their acquaintance for their
wisdom and mellowness and delightful flavor. To mention
only one from the long list, I can make no better choice than
the late Gertrude Jekyll, the "grand old lady'' of English
gardens, whose creative work is best known in "Colour
Schemes for the Flower Border." Her many contributions to
magazines were recently collected in "A Gardener's Testa-
ment." Miss Jekyll wielded a vigorous and well-founded lead-
ership over the older generation of gardeners.
Everyone who gardens should know John C. Wister and his
books. Mr. Wister is a Philadelphian, secretary of the Penn-
sylvania Horticultural Society, director of the Arthur Hoyt
Scott Horticultural Foundation, and an ardent grower of irises
and daffodils, as well as an author. Let me introduce to you
"Four Seasons in the Garden," which he presents "for all
who love gardening; but its first purpose is to interest those
who plan to beautify rather small grounds — to point out the
many different plants that you, the reader, may enjoy during
the different seasons of the year— to make you realize that
your garden is really much larger than you think. I believe
(he says) it was Mrs. Schuyler Van Rensselaer who many
years ago suggested that the land belonged to its owner but the
landscape belonged, for the moment, to that person who looked
at it and enjoyed it."
BOOKS THE GARDENER SHOULD KNOW 31
At the present tune I belong among the window-sill g
deners. My problems are just as many and just as pressing as
those of the owner of acres, though small jo scale. There is
no single volume that meets my needs; sometimes I hunt
through many to find out what I want to know. But tl
happens only occasionally. Among the books on house plants
a few are constantly referred to. "House Plants, Modern Care
and Culture" by Marjorie Norrell Bulzer is divided into two
parts, "general treatment for house plants" and "specific cul-
ture of individual house plants." Not the least attractive
feature is its generous supply of drawings. It is over so much
easier to make a specified kind of cutting, for instance, from
a picture than from printed directions.
"The Window Garden" by Bessie Raymond Buxton is my
second standby. No other book of my acquaintance approaches
it on begonias arid geraniums. I happen to know that they are
both hobbies of Mrs. Buxton's arid that what she writes about
them is based on personal experience and on careful study.
One of the questions most often asked me is "What is the
best garden dictionary?" 1 often recommend "The Home
Gardener's Pronouncing Dictionary" edited by A. C. Hottes.
It is small and compact, gives pronunciations, definitions,
common and botanical names, and prefaces the dictionary
proper by an intriguing little essay on how plant names
evolved. If you do not believe there is any interest for you in
that subject, read what he has to say, or better yet, get Lib-
erty Hyde Bailey's little volume entitled "How Plants Get
But to get back to dictionaries — for something more ex-
haustive; than the little one by Hottes, you have your choice
of "The Garden Dictionary" edited by Norman Taylor and
the "Garden Encyclopedia" edited by E. L. D. Seymour. Both
are one- volume affairs of substantial size and equal excellence.
There are two ways of thinking of plants — as objects with
which to beautify our gardens, and as living things. I wish the
reading of Salisbury's "The Living Garden" could be made a
required course for every gardener beyond the primary class,
with Asa Gray's good old classic, "How Plants Grow" and
Coulter's "Story of the Plant Kingdom" as an introduction.
"The Living Garden" is one of the really original contribu-
tions of the last few years. The author summarizes his work —
32 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
"We have in these pages taken together a journey of the mind
through our gardens and seen something of the pageant of the
seasons and the vicissitudes of the individual plants as part
of a never-ceasing adjustment both to the conditions that
nature provides and those that we ourselves impose. If we
have rightly apprehended the plants we tend, as living organ-
isms, we cannot fail to find the processes of nature as signi-
ficant and fascinating as the results they achieve. We shall
learn also to appreciate something of the unity around; for
the more we prize and understand our gardens, the more we
shall appreciate and treasure the beauties of nature uncon-
trolled. Each supplements the other and to understand either
we must contemplate both."
No spot in the library fascinates me more than the maga-
zine rack. The gay covers, the variety of themes, the attrac-
tive presentation in picture and text never fail in their appeal.
And nursery catalogues. You are surprised that I include
catalogues? But, I ask, what gardener can get along without
them? I know any number who keep their favorites as handy as
the hose and the weeder. If you have not yet discovered them,
I advise you to sit down with any garden magazine and half a
dozen post cards, make a selection, and see what the mail
brings back to you. A well written catalogue is a mine of in-
formation. Nowhere else, for instance, even in the most ex-
pensive books, will you find so many illustrations as in the
catalogues of some of the larger firms. You will also be kept
up to date on sprays and dusts, to say nothing of new tools,
and more often than not the descriptions of the plants will be
accompanied by advice on where to plant them and how to
grow them. Yes indeed, the humble seed catalogue is to be
treated respectfully. Our library receives several hundred a
year, from all over the world. While I am not suggesting that
anyone else go in for them on that scale, I assure you that if
you do not get a few and study them, you are missing some-
The government receives so much criticism of late, I wonder
how many of us realize what a fine job it is doing for gar-
deners. Research is a learned, forbidding word, but its results
come down to common level more times than we realize. Do
you, for example, have trouble keeping the pots of your house
plants from drying out? Massachusetts State College has
BOOKS THE GARDENER SHOULD KNOW 33
found out that in our hot, dry rooms a porous clay pot is a
mistake and advises us to use nonporous containers.
For years most of the standard spray preparations have
been based on arsenate of lead, and paris green has been used
with equal freedom. Within the last year or two these have
been replaced by pyrethrum and derris, which are harmless to
warm-blooded creatures but fatal to the cold-blooded, includ-
ing insects. This revolutionizes pest control, especially on
fruits and vegetables, where a poisonous residue is dangerous.
For this, too, we have government research to thank.
How does one find out about these developments? It is very
easy. Bulletins are published in great numbers and on an end-
less variety of subjects, by the United States Department of
Agriculture and the experiment station of each state. They
are written by men who know; they are interesting, and they
are available upon application to the offices that publish them.
The thinnest pocketbook need not deprive anyone of a good
garden library, and the best library in the country is behind
the times without them.
Garden books, however, are not all severely practical.
Whether or not you are among the thousands who visit the
Arnold Arboretum at Boston year by year, you should read
"America's Greatest Garden" by Ernest H. Wilson, who did
so much to make it so. You should discover the wit of Richard-
son Wright in "Winter Diversions of a Gardener" and enlarge
with the late Louise Beebe Wilder your knowledge of plants
and what can be done with them to make garden pictures.
Under the leadership of Donald Culross Peattie you should
learn of the accomplishments of the great pioneer plantsmen.
Perhaps you already know "Green Laurels." Then get his
earlier volume, "Cargoes and Harvests," in which, among
other things, you will learn that the voyage of Captain Bligh
in the Bounty was really a plant hunting expedition.
With Peattie's smooth prose goes quite naturally Sylvia
Spencer's anthology "Up From the Earth," in which some of
the great nature verse of three thousand years is collected.
One could go on much longer without exhausting the possi-
bilities of the subject. The most satisfactory way is to obtain
a volume or two and see for yourself what a wealth of infor-
mation and pleasure garden books have to offer.
March 17-23. Spring Exhibition.
April 28 andf29. Daffodil Show.
May 17 and 18. Tulip Show.
June 16 and 17. June Exhibition.
Thursday, 2 to 9 P.M.
Friday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
August 17 and 18. Gladiolus Exhibition. New England
Wednesday, 2 to 9 P.M.
Thursday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
August 25 and 26. Exhibition of the Products of Chil-
Thursday, 1 to 6 P.M.
Friday, 1 to 6 P.M.
September 10 and 11. Dahlia Exhibition. Dahlia Society
of New England.
Saturday, 2 to 9 P.M.
Sunday, 1 to 9 P.M.
October 5-7. Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Exhibition.
Wednesday, 2 to 9 P.M.
Thursday and Friday, 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
November 10-13. Autumn Exhibition.
Thursday, 2 to 10 P.M.
Friday, 1 to 10 P.M.
Saturday, 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Sunday, 1 to 10 P.M.
Spring Flower Show
March 17-23, 1938
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New books added to the library during the year 1937 include
the following: —
American Delphinium Society. Delphinium, the book of the American
delphinium society for 1936; ed. by L. H. Leonian, 1937.
Anderson, E. The species problem in Iris, (reprint from Missouri
Botanic Garden Annals, vol. 23, Sept. 1936, p. 457-509).
Architectural Record. Restoration of Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.
Issue of Architectural Record for Dec. 1935.
Armitage, E. A country garden. 1936.
Arms, J. T. Design in flower arrangement. 1937.
Auchter, E. C. and Knapp, H. B. Orchard and small fruit culture; ed.
Badger, Mrs. C. M. Wild flowers drawn and colored from nature. 1859.
Bailey, L. H. The garden of gourds. 1937.
Bailey. W. W. Among Rhode Island wild flowers; 2d ed. 1896.
Baker, R. S. The countrjmian's year, by David Grayson (pseud.) 1936.
Ball, G. J. Ball red book, cultural notes "flower seeds for florists";
2d ed. 1933.
Ball, G. J. Ball red book, notes on "flower seeds for florists"; 3d. ed.
Bates, A. Gardener's second year, perennials and bulbs. 1937.
Bergmans, J. De tuin bij het huis. 1936.
Betin, P. Le fidelle Iardinier ou differantes sortes de parterres. 1636.
Bois. D. Les plantes alimentaires. tome 4 — Plantes a boissons. 1937.
Bois, D. Les plantes d'appartement et les plantes de fenetres; 3e ed.
Bolus, H. M. L. Second book of South African flowers. 1936.
Bosse, J. F. W. Die neuesten Zierpflanzen. welche in den letzten fiinf
Jahren eingefuhrt sind und grossentheils schon in deutschen Garten
cultiviert werden. 1854.
Bouchot, H. The book, its printers, illustrators and binders from
Gutenberg to the present time; ed. by H. Grevel. 1890.
Britton, X. L. and Rose, J. X. The cactaceae. 4 vols. (Reprint 1931-
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Botanic gardens of the world. 1937.
Bunyard, E. A. Old garden roses. 1936.
Butler, H. D. The family aquarium. 1858.
Chase, S. Rich land, poor land. 1936.
Chronica botanica, vol. 3. 1937.
Ciesla, J. Decorating gourds for pleasure and profit. 1937.
Clay, S. Present-da}* rock garden. 1937.
Clinton-Baker, H. and Jackson. A. B. Illustrations of new conifers.
46 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Collingwood, G. H. Knowing your trees. 1937.
Correvon, H. Floraire, genese et developpement d'un jardin seculaire.
Coulter, M. C. Story of the plant kingdom. 1935.
Cushing, L. S. Cushing's manual of parliamentary practice . . . new
ed.; ed. and enlarged by A. S. Bolles. 1928.
Darlington, H. R. Roses. 1911.
Davis, H. B. Life and work of Cyrus Guernsey Pringle. 1936.
De Fries, A. The book of the mushroom. 1936.
Dickinson, L. S. The lawn; 2d ed. 1931.
Dodoens, R. Histoire des plantes en laquelle est contenue la description
entiere des herbes . . . 1557.
Dorrance, A. Fragrance in the garden. 1937.
Eberlein, H. D. and Hubbard, C. V. D. The practical book of garden
structure and design. 1937.
Emery, H. La vie vegetale: histoire des plantes a 1 'usage des gens du
Etnier, E. On Gilbert Head, Maine days. 1937.
Fouquier, M. and Duchene, A. Des divers styles de jardins. 1914.
Free, M. Gardening, a complete guide to garden making. 1937.
Friend, H. Flowers and flower lore; 2d ed. 1884.
Gardens and gardening. Studio annual, 1937.
Gibbs, R. W. Gardens through the ages; ed. 2. 1937.
Gilbert-Carter, H. British trees and shrubs. 1937.
Gilkey, H. M. Handbook of northwest flowering plants. 1936.
Goldsmith, M. 0. Friday-to-Monday gardening. 1937.
Grey, C. Hardy bulbs, vol. 1, Iridaceae. 1937.
Griffith, M. S. Gardening on nothing a year. 1937.
Griswold, G. H. Common insects of the flower garden. 1937.
Gropius, W. The new architecture and the Bauhaus. 1936.
Guillaumin, A. Les fleurs de jardins, tome 4. 1936.
Hadfield, M., ed. The gardener's companion. 1936.
Harding, A. R. Ginseng and other medicinal plants; rev. ed. 1908.
Hay, R. Annuals. 1937.
Heald, F. D. Introduction to plant pathology. 1937.
Hill, A. F. Economic botany. 1937.
Hobbs, E. How to make garden structures. 1937.
Hoehne, F. C. Album de orchidaceas Brasileiras eo orchidario do
estado de S. Paulo. 1930.
Holden, A. and Dutton, R. French chateaux open to the public. 1936.
Holman, R. M. and Robbins, W. W. Textbook of general botany for
colleges and universities; 3d ed. 1934.
Hottes, A. C. Book of annuals; ed. 4 rev. 1937.
Hottes, A. C. Book of perennials; ed. 5 rev. 1937.
Hottes, A. C. Book of shrubs; ed. 3 rev. 1937.
LIBRARY ACCESSIONS 47
Hottes, A. C, comp. 1001 Christinas facts and fancies. 1937.
Jarvis. C. D. American varieties of beans. 1908.
Jekyll, G. and Hussey, C. Garden ornament; 2d ed. rev. 1927.
Jekyll, G. A gardener's testament : a selection of articles and notes by
G. Jekyll; ed. by F. Jekyll and G. C. Taylor. 1937.
Jellicoe, G. A. Gardens of Europe. 1937.
Jenkins, D. H. Vines for even- garden. 1937.
Johnny Appleseed Memorial Commission. Johnny Appleseed. 1936.
Johnson. A. T. A woodland garden. 1937.
Kache. P. Die Praxis des Samenbaues der Bliitenpflanzen. 1933.
Kains. M. G. Adventures in gardening for boys and girls. 1937.
Kobel, F. Die Kirschensorten der deutschen Schweiz. 1937.
Latimer. J. A. Inside my garden gate; rev. ed. 1935.
Lincoln. E. H. Wild flowers of Xew England, volumes 5. 6. and 7.
Linnaeus. C. Species plantarum. (Facsimile reprint of ed. of 1753
Lyon. T. L. and Buckman, H. 0. Nature and properties of soils; 3d
McDougall. W. B. Fieldbook of Illinois wild flowers. 1936.
McKenny, M. and Seymour. E. L. D. Your city garden. 1937.
Macoun. J. Autobiography of John Macoun, Canadian explorer and
naturalist 1831-1920. 1922.
Macself, A. J. The chrysanthemum grower's treasury; ed. 3. 1935.
Making, F. K. Identification of trees and shrubs. 1936.
Mansfield, L. An artist's herbal. 1937.
Marret, L. Icones florae alpinae plantarum. series 1-3. 1911-1924.
Marzell, Dr. H., ed. Worterbueh der deutschen Pflanzennamen. Liefer-
ung 1 und 2. 1937.
Matschat, C. H. Annuals and perennials. 1937.
Matschat. C. H. Bulbs and house plants. 1937.
Matschat, C. H. How to make a garden. 1937.
Matschat, C. H. Planning the home grounds. 1937.
Matschat. C. H. Shrubs and trees. 1937.
Meehan. T. Wayside flowers. 1881.
Meisse. B. S. Modernistic flower arranging. 1937.
Michigan Univ., Nichols Arboretum. Trees and shrubs hardy in southern
Michigan and surrounding territory. 1937.
Miller. H. F. R. An introduction to the genus Sempeiwivum. (From
Alpine Garden Society Bulletin Dec. 1935.)
Miiller, A. Portraits of dogwoods. 1937.
Myers, E. F. Gardening in Virginia. 1936.
National Research Council. Handbook of scientific and technical
societies and institutions of the L'nited States and Canada; 3d ed.
48 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Nichols, G. E. Influence of exposure to winter temperatures upon seed
germination in various native American plants. (From Ecology,
Nicolas, J. H. A rose odyssey: reminiscences of many trips to European
rose centers. 1937.
Nissley, C. H. Starting early vegetable and flowering plants under
glass; rev. ed. 1937.
Norton, J., & Sons. John Norton and sons, Merchants of London and
Virginia; ed. by F. Norton Mason. 1937.
Nylander, O. O. Orchids of northern Maine. 1937.
d'Orta, G. Aromatvm, et simplicivm aliqvot medicamentorvm apvd
indos nascentivm historia; 4 ed. 1593.
Palladin, V. I. Palladin's plant physiology; ed. by B. E. Livingston.
Pammel, L. H. and King, C. M. Honey plants of Iowa. 1930.
Pammel, L. H. The weed flora of Iowa. 1913.
Parker, C. W. The lawn, how to make it and how to maintain it. 1937.
Patterson, C. F. Hardy fruits, with special reference to their culture
in western Canada. 1936.
Pean, P. Jardins de France. 1925.
Peattie, D. C. Cargoes and harvests. 1926.
Pillsbury, A. C. Picturing miracles of plant and animal life. 1937.
Pond, B. W. Outline history of landscape architecture, parts 1 and 2.
Preece, W. H. A. North American rock plants, series 1. 1937.
Prince, Wm. Annual catalogue of esculent vegetable and other seeds.
Pyle, R. and McFarland, J. H. How to grow roses; ed. 18. 1937.
Quinn, V. Leaves, their place in life and legend. 1937.
Ransome, H. M. The sacred bee in ancient times and folklore. 1937.
Rasmussen, S. E. London, the unique city, English rev. ed. 1937.
Rhagor, D. Pflanz-Gart darinn grundtlicher Bericht zu linden . . .
1. Obst-garten, 2. Kraut-garten, 3. Wein-garten. 1650.
Robinson, W. Gravetye Manor, or twenty years' work round an old
manor house 1885-1908. 1911.
Royal Horticultural Society. Classified list of daffodil names. 1937.
Royal Horticultural Society. Lily yearbook, 1936.
Saint-Sauveur, H. Les beaux jardins de France. 1926.
Sampaio, A. J. de. Nomes vulgares de plantas da Amazonia. (Boletim
do museu nacional, Rio de Janeiro, vol. X, 1934.)
Sander & Co. Addenda to Sander's list of orchid hybrids, 1934-1935-
Sanford, S. N. F. New England herbs, their preparation and use. 1937.
San Francisco Museum of Art. Contemporary landscape architecture
and its sources. 1937.
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Savage, S. The Hortus Floridus of Crispijn vande Pas the younger.
(Bibliographical Society Transactions vol. 4, no. 3.) 1923.
Schaffner, J. H. Field manual of trees; ed. 4. 1936.
Schumann, K. and Guerke, M. Bliihende Kakteen. 1900.
Scribner, F. L. The ornamental and useful plants of Maine. 1875.
Sears, P. B. Deserts on the march. 1935.
Shaw, E. E. Garden flowers of autumn. 1917.
Shaw, E. E. Garden flowers of spring. 1917.
Shaw, E. E. Garden flowers of summer. 1917.
Sheckell, T. O. Trees, a pictorial volume for lovers of nature. 1936.
Sherlock, C. C. Vegetable gardener's how book. 1937.
Spender, R. E. S. and Pesel, L. F. Iris culture for amateurs. 1937.
Stone, W. The plants of southern New Jersey. 1911.
Strasburger, E. Das botanische Praktikum : Anleitung zum Selbstudium
der mikroskopischen Botanik . . . 7te aufl. bearb. von Dr. Max
Stuart, W. The potato; ed. 4. 1937.
Sudell, R., ed. New illustrated gardening encyclopedia; new ed. 1937.
Sutton and Sons. Culture of vegetables and flowers from seeds and
roots; 19th ed. 1937.
Sweet, R. Hortus Britannicus. 1826-1827.
Symons-Jeune, B. H. B. Natural rock gardening; ed. 2. 1936.
Tabernaemontanus, J. T. Eicones plantarum. 1590.
Taylor, A. D. Camp stoves and fireplaces. 1937.
Taylor, H. L. Mexican herb doctors. (Coronet, Dec. 1936)
Teale, E. W. Grassroot jungles: a book of insects. 1937.
Texas Forest Service. Forest trees of Texas. 1937.
Togo, A. Japanese touch to American bouquet. 1935.
Trovillion, V. and H. W. The sundial in our garden. 1935.
True, A. C. A history of agricultural experimentation and research in
the United States, 1607-1925; including a history of the United
States Department of Agriculture. 1937.
Vacherot, J. Pares et jardins. 1925.
Vick's floral guide for 1874.
Vvedensky, A. I. Species of wild flowers of the USSR: descriptive
catalogue of bulbs and roots. 1935.
Wagner, P. M. Wine grapes, their selection, cultivation and enjoyment.
Ward, F. K. Plant hunter's paradise. 1937.
Weed, C. M. and Emerson, A. I. Our trees; ed. 5. 1918.
Weir, W. W. Soil science. 1936.
Wells, E. S. The beginnings of fruit culture in Connecticut. 1936.
Went, F. W. and Thimann, K. V. Phytohormones. 1937.
Westcott, C. The plant doctor. 1937.
Wheelwright, E. G. Greenhouse culture for amateurs. 1937.
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Wherry, E. T. Guide to eastern ferns. 1937.
White, A. and Sloan, B. L. The Stapelieae; ed. 2. 3 vols. 1937.
Wilder, Mrs. L. B. The garden in color. 1937.
Willcox, O. W. The A B C of agrobiology. 1937.
Winter, J. M. Analysis of flowering plants of Nebraska. 1936.
Wuestenhoff, D. J. M. and Beerhorst, R. H. De Narcis. 1908.
Gifts to the Library
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society acknowledges with
thanks gifts to the library from the following donors in 1937:
The species problem in iris, by E. Anderson, (reprint from Missouri
Botanic Garden Annals, vol. 23, Sept. 1936, p. 457-509)
Ball, G. J.
Ball red book, cultural notes "flower seeds for florists"; 2d ed, by
G. J. Ball. 1933.
Ball red book, notes on "flower seeds for florists"; 3d ed., by G. J.
Blossom, Miss Elizabeth T.
Palladin's plant physiology, by V. I. Palladin; ed. by B. E. Living-
Les plantes alimentaires, tome 4 — Plantes a boissons, par D. Bois.
Brigham, Miss Margaret
Wild flowers drawn and colored from nature by Mrs. C. M. Badger.
Buxton, Mrs. H. H.
The window garden, by B. R. Buxton. 1936.
Child, Miss Ruth
Eicones plantarum, by J. T. Tabernaemontanus. 1590.
Costa, Dr. F.
Album de orchidaceas Brasileiras eo orchidario do estado de S.
Paulo, por F. C. Hoehne. 1930.
Crosby, Mrs. S. V. R.
Orchids of northern Maine, by O. O. Nylander. 1937.
Crouse, Mrs. E. S.
338 volumes from the library of William J. Stewart, not itemized
in the accessions list.
GIFTS TO THE LIBRARY 51
Durchanek, L. W.
Das botanische Praktikum: Anleitung zum Selbstudium der mik-
roskopichen Botanik, von E. Strasburger. 7te aufl. bearb. von Dr.,
Max Koernicke. 1923.
Farrington, E. I.
The chrysanthemum, by A. Herrington. 1905.
Howard, Miss Gladys
My garden. Aug. 1936-Sept. 1937.
Latimer, Mrs. J. A.
Inside my garden gate; rev. ed. by J. A. Latimer. 1935.
Roulston, Miss Ethel
Vick's floral guide for 1874.
Ross, H. S.
Histoire des plantes en laquelle est contenue la description entiere
des herbes . . . par R. Dodoens. 1557.
Spingarn, J. E.
Large-fllowered clematis hybrids, by J. E. Spingarn. (From National
Horticultural Magazine, Jan. 1935.)
Tillinghast, Miss Helen M.
First gourd book, by H. M. Tillinghast. 1937.
Woodbury, Miss Mary
The family aquarium, by H. D. Butler. 1858.
Mosses and lichens, by N. L. Marshall. 1907.
Periodicals Received, 1937
* Library keeps only the current year on file.
*Agricultura y Ganaderia.
Agricultural Gazette of New South Wales.
Alpine Garden Society. Bulletin.
Alpine Garden Society. Year Book.
American Amaryllis Society, Year Book.
♦American Bee Journal.
American Begonia Society. Bulletin.
American Carnation Society. Proceedings.
American Daffodil Yearbook.
American Dahlia Society. Bulletin.
American Delphinium Society. Year Book.
American Fern Journal.
American Fruit Grower Magazine.
American Iris Society. Bulletin.
American Orchid Society. Bulletin.
American Peony Society. Bulletin.
American Rose Annual.
American Rose Magazine.
American Society for Horticultural Science. Proceedings.
American Society of Landscape Architects. Bimonthly Index.
Les Amis des Roses.
* Aquatic Life.
Arnold Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information.
Arnold Arboretum. Journal.
Australian Orchid Review.
Better Homes and Gardens.
Blumen- und Pflanzenbau.
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Contributions.
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research. Professional Paper.
Breeze Hill News.
British Gladiolus Society. Gladiolus Annual.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Record.
Cactus and Succulent Society of America. Journal.
Cactus and Succulent Society of Great Britain. Cactus Journal.
California Avocado Association. Yearbook.
California. Department of Agriculture. Bulletin.
PERIODICALS RECEIVED, 1937 53
Canadian Gladiolus Society. Quarterly.
Chrysanthemum Society of America. Bulletin.
City Gardens Club (New York). Bulletin.
Curtis's Botanical Magazine.
Desert Plant Life.
Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society. Journal.
Experiment Station Record.
F. T. D. News.
Federated Garden Clubs of Iowa. Iowa Gardens.
Field Museum of Natural History. Botany Leaflet Series.
Field Museum of Natural History. Publications. Botanical Series.
*Field Museum of Natural History. Publications. Report Series.
Flowering Plants of South Africa.
*Forestry News Digest.
Fruit World of Australasia.
Garden Club Exchange.
Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts. Yearbook.
Garden Club of America. Bulletin.
Garden Club of Kentucky. Yearbook.
Garden Club of North Carolina. Yearbook.
Gardeners' Chronicle of America.
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Gray Herbarium Contributions.
Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture. Journal.
Hartford, Connecticut. Board of Park Commissioners. Annual Report.
Harvard University. Botanical Museum. Leaflets.
Herb Society of America. The Herbarist.
Homes of the West.
Hooker's Icones Plantarum.
Horticultural Society of New York. Monthly Bulletin.
Horticultural Society of New York. Yearbook.
L 'Horticulture Frangaise.
House and Garden.
Illinois State Horticultural Society. Transactions.
Illinois State Horticultural Society. News Letter.
Indiana Horticultural Society. Transactions.
Iowa State Horticultural Society. Transactions.
Ireland. Department of Lands and Agriculture. Journal.
Iris Society (England). Yearbook.
Japanese Horticultural Society. Journal.
Jenkins Hemlock Arboretum. Bulletin.
Journal of Agricultural Research.
Journal of Botany, British and Foreign.
Journal of Economic Entomology.
Journal of Forestry.
Journal of Pomology and Horticultural Science.
Kew. Royal Gardens. Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information.
Landscape and Garden.
PERIODICALS RECEIVED, 1937 55
*Lingnan Science Journal.
Linnaean Society. Journal.
Lloyd Library. Bulletin.
Lyon-Horticole et Horticulture Nouvelle Reunis.
Madison Cooper's Gardening Magazine.
Market Growers Journal.
Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Year Book.
Massachusetts Trustees of Public Reservations. Annual Report.
Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters. Papers.
Mid West Dahlia News.
Missouri Botanical Garden. Annals.
Missouri Botanical Garden. Bulletin.
Mollers Deutsche Gartner-Zeitung.
Montreal. Universite. Laboratoire de Botanique. Contributions.
Morton Arboretum. Bulletin of Popular Information.
National Auricula and Primula Society. Annual Report.
National Carnation and Picotee Society (England). Annual Report
National Council of State Garden Club Federations. Bulletin.
National Fertilizer Association. Proceedings.
National Horticultural Magazine.
National Rose Society (England). Rose Annual.
National Shade Tree Conference. Proceedings.
*Natur und Volk.
New England Gladiolus Society. Yearbook and Supplement.
*New England Homestead.
New Flora and Silva.
New York Botanical Garden. Journal.
North and South Dakota Horticulture.
Northern Nut Growers Association. Annual Report.
Ontario. Horticultural Societies. Annual Report.
*Parks and Recreation.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Yearbook.
Le Petit Jardin.
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La Pomologie Francaise.
Reale Societa Toscana di Orticultura. Bulletino.
*Revista de Agricultura de Puerto Rico.
Rio de Janeiro. Jardin Botanico. Archivos.
Rio de Janiero. Museu Nacional. Boletim.
Royal Horticultural Society. Daffodil Yearbook.
Royal Horticultural Society. Journal.
Royal Horticultural Society. Lily Yearbook.
S. A. G.
Scottish Forestry Journal.
Seed Trade Buyers Guide.
Seed Trade News.
Smithsonian Institution. Annual Report.
♦Societe d'Horticulture de la Haute-Garonne. Annales.
♦Societe d'Horticulture d'Orleans et du Loiret. Bulletin.
♦Societe d'Horticulture et de Viticulture d'Epernay. Bulletin.
Societe Frangaise du Dahlia. Journal.
Societe Nationale d'Horticulture de France. Bulletin.
Societe Royale de Botanique de Belgique. Bulletin.
Southern Florist and Nurseryman.
Southern Home and Garden.
Success With Roses.
Torrey Botanical Club. Bulletin.
Torrey Botanical Club. Memoirs.
U. S. Department of Agriculture. Yearbook.
Verbandsmitteilungen des Landesverbandes Sachsen fur Gartenbau.
Verein Zum Schutze der Alpenflanzen. Jahrbuch.
♦Victoria, Australia. Department of Agriculture. Journal.
♦Waltham, Mass. Field Station. Vegetable Growers Journal.
West Virginia Gardens. Yearbook.
Worcester County Horticultural Society. Transactions and Schedule.
Your Garden and Home.
Garden Clubs Not Members of
the Massachusetts Federation
Abington Garden Club.
President, Mrs. W. S. O'Brien, 47 Brockton Ave., Abington.
Secretary, Mrs. Henry E. Claflin, 1164 Washington St., No. Abington.
Acton Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Ernest Washburn, Acton.
Secretary, Mrs. Joseph Fitzgibbons, Acton.
Attleboro Garden Club.
President, Mr. Leon W. Wagner, 23% Bank St., Attleboro.
Secretary, Miss Mary L. Gay, 42 Church St., No. Attleboro.
Bernardston Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Raymond L. Dunnell, Bernardston.
Secretary, Mrs. Roy Herrick, Bernardston.
Better Homes Garden Club of Medford Hillside Mothers' Club.
President, Mrs. F. W. Sleeper, 352 Boston Ave., Medford Hillside.
Secretary, Mrs. C. C. Campbell, Dearborn St., Medford Hillside.
Beverly, The Friendly Garden Club of.
President, Mrs. Wendell Fessenden, 167 Essex St., Beverly.
Secretary, Mrs. Herbert C. Norburg, 485 Elliott St., Beverly.
Beverly Improvement Society.
President, Miss Winifred P. Upton, 10 Highland Ave., Beverly.
Secretary, Miss Mary Marston, 41 Essex St., Beverly.
Bridgewater Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Charles K. Nash, 241 South St., Bridgewater.
Secretary, Mrs. Herman Daiker, Summer St., Bridgewater.
Chartley Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Earl P. Cooper, 1030 Pleasant St., Attleboro.
Secretary, Mrs. Charles A. Jenks, R.D. 3, Box 139, Attleboro.
Chelsea Woman's Club, Garden Club of the.
Chairman, Mrs. Max E. Stewart, 35 Franklin St., Chelsea.
Secretary, Mrs. Robert Huddell, 155 Garfield Ave., Chelsea.
Clinton Woman's Club, Department of Gardens of the.
Chairman, Mrs. A. D. Perham, 536 High St., Clinton.
Secretary, Mrs. William Hopfmann, Clinton.
Deerfield Garden Club.
President, Mr. Charles Huntington Smith, Deerfield.
Secretary, Mrs. Henry C. Wells, Deerfield.
East Bridgewater Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Marion Oakley, Pleasant St., East Bridgewater.
Secretary, Miss Gladys M. Hennessy, 386 West Union St., East Bridge-
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East Milton Garden Club.
President, Mrs. G. G. Swanson, Howard St., East Milton.
Secretary, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson, Brackett St., East Milton.
Easton, Garden Club of.
President, Mrs. John C. Mason, 18 Day St., North Easton.
Secretary, Mrs. Ralph Craig, 60 Elm St., North Easton.
Endicott Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Ruth Bestwick, Taylor Rd., Dedham.
Secretary, Mrs. Clara Cobbett, Sprague St., Dedham.
Foxboro Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Benton P. Crocker, South St., Foxboro.
Secretary, Miss Laura F. Taylor, 83 North St., Foxboro.
Georgetown Woman's Club, Garden Department of.
Chairman, Mrs. Irving Chesley, 138 Central St., Georgetown.
Secretary, Mrs. Charles Legal, 146 Elm St., Georgetown.
Hampden Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Marion Wells Gerrish, Hampden.
Secretary, Mr. Benjamin F. Libby, R.F.D. 1, East Longmeadow.
Hampshire County Garden Club.
President. Mr. Warren D. McAvoy, Village Hill Rd., Williamsburg.
Secretary, Mrs. A. L. Judge, 169 Chestnut St., Northampton.
Hanover Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Benjamin F. Conant, East Pembroke.
Secretary, Mrs. Gilbert Ordway, Hanover.
Holden Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Franklin Hubbard, Holden.
Secretary, Mrs. Harry W. Holton, Holden.
Holliston Garden Club.
President, Mrs. R. T. Wells, Concord St., Holliston.
Secretary, Mrs. William DollorT, Hollis St., Holliston.
Hopedale Woman's Club, Garden Department of.
Chairman, Mrs. Albert H. Woodhead, 26 Bancroft Pk., Hopedale.
Secretary, Mrs. Harry A. Billings, 94 Dutcher St., Hopedale.
Hopkinton Woman's Club, Garden Section of the.
Secretary, Miss Nellie B. Johnson, Main St., Hopkinton.
Hubbardston Continuation Club.
President, Mrs. Anne Howard, Hubbardston.
Secretary, Mrs. Jane Evans, Hubbardston.
Hyde Park Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Alfred W. Hoitt, 63 Child St., Hyde Park.
Secretary, Mrs. Harold Stoltz, 33 Summit St., Hyde Park.
GARDEN CLUBS NOT MEMBERS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION 59
Mansfield New Century Club, Garden Department of the.
Chairman, Mrs. Clara E. Giles, 172 North Main St., Mansfield.
Secretary, Mrs. Gertrude Paine, Mansfield.
Monson Garden Club.
President, Mr. Henry C. Sanderson, Wilbraham Rd., Monson.
Secretary, Mrs. Mary Louise Bradway, 3 Ely Ed., Monson.
Nahant Garden Club.
President, Mrs. George Dick, 20 Tudor Rd., Nahant.
Secretary, Mrs. Fred L. Timmins, 6 Prospect St., Nahant.
Needham, The Men's Garden Club of.
President, Mr. J. Corwin Wright, 893 Webster St., Needham.
Secretary, Mr. Henry F. Silsby, 459 High Rock St., Needham.
Newton Upper Falls Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Raymond Capobianco, 92 Thurston Rd., Newton
Secretary, Mrs. James Tully, 51 High St., Newton Upper Falls.
Northampton Woman's Club, Garden Department of the.
Chairman, Miss Kate R. Koch, Paradise Rd., Northampton.
Secretary, Mrs. John C. Pickett, Harrison Ave., Northampton.
North Attleboro Garden Club.
President. Mr. A. J. Labadie, Rear 46 Orne St., North Attleboro.
Secretary, Mr. Harry L. Dixon, 73 South St., Plainville.
Oxford Garden Club.
President, Mrs. William W. Taft, Box 312, Oxford.
Secretary, Mrs. Maurice Healy, Oxford.
Pelham Woman's Club, Garden Group of.
Chairman, Mrs. Guy Reed, Pelham Rd., Amherst.
Secretary, Mrs. Ida Hunt, R.F.D., Pelham.
Pembroke-Hanson Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Russell W. Broadbent, R.F.D., South Hanson.
Secretary, Mrs. Arthur Bartlett, R.F.D., Kingston.
Pepperell Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Benjamin P. Poor, Townsend.
Secretary, Mrs. George P. Parker, 15 Leighton St., East Pepperell.
Pittsfield Garden Club.
President, Mrs. F. P. Whitney, 457 William St., Pittsfield.
Secretary, Miss Elizabeth M. Moore, 169 Elm St., Pittsfield.
Rehoboth Garden Club.
President, Mrs. James Lamont, Rehoboth.
Secretary, Mrs. Frederick W. Moulson, Bay State Rd., Rehoboth.
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Rockland Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Robert Cannaway, North Hanover.
Secretary, Mrs. Helena Hurley, Payson Ave., Rockland.
Shelburne Falls Garden Club.
President, Mr. Frank P. Davison, 54 Maple St., Shelburne Falls.
Secretary, Mrs. Fred Shontag, 51 Prospect St., Shelburne Falls.
Sohoanno Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Edith C. Cook, Wrentham.
Secretary, Mrs. H. C. Hagopian, Franklin St., Wrentham.
Southborough Woman's Club, Garden Group of.
Chairman, Mrs. George D. Parmenter, Fayville.
Secretary, Mrs. Chester M. Bean, Box 52, Cordaville.
South Warren Community Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Kenneth Tuttle, R.F.D. 1, West Brookfield.
Secretary, Mrs. D. Walker Cheney, R.F.D. , Brimfield.
Spencer Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Elsie Dickerman, 252 Main St., Spencer.
Secretary, Mrs. Elsie Hitchings, Hillsville, Spencer.
Stoneham Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Martin Olson, 68 Montvale Ave., Stoneham.
Secretary, Mrs. Ernest R. Grauman, 9 Broadway, Stoneham.
Sunderland Woman's Club, Garden Section of.
Chairman, Mrs. R. L. Dickinson, Sunderland.
Secretary, Mrs. S. I. Childs, Sunderland.
Swampscott Tuesday Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Beatrice Linehan, 32 Fuller Ave., Swampscott.
Secretary, Mrs. Leo J. Coughlin, 5 Essex Ter., Swampscott.
Telephone Employees' Garden Club.
President, Mr. Charles W. Anderson, 6 Bowdoin Sq., Boston.
Secretary, Mr. Ulderic F. Hurley, 245 State St., Boston.
Tewksbury Garden Club.
President, Mrs. William A. Smith, Marshall St., Tewksbury.
Secretary, Mrs. Alan D. Bockes, East St., Tewksbury.
Ware Social Science Club, Garden Department of.
Chairman, Mrs. John H. Schoonmaker, Church St., Ware.
Secretary, Mrs. Bernard W. Southmouth, Church St., Ware.
Wellesley, Men's Garden Club of.
President, Mr. Freeman T. Putney, 49 Clovelly Rd., Wellesley Hills.
Secretary, Mr. Robert G. Bolles, 56 Forest St., Wellesley Hills.
West Boylston Garden Club.
Chairman, Mrs. George Kenny, Sterling.
Secretary, Mrs. Frank E. Adams, West Boylston.
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West Dennis Garden Club.
President, Mrs. C. Alton Crowell, South Dennis.
Secretary, Mrs. Edward W. Vogel, West Dennis.
West Newton Women's Educational Club, Garden Club of.
Leader, Mrs. R. O. Littlefield, 25 Walnut PL, Newtonville.
Secretary, Mrs. Gilbert R. Jones, Eddy St., West Newton.
Westboro Garden Club.
President, Miss Annie Fales, West Main St., Westboro.
Secretary, Mrs. Richard Wilhite, Milk St., Westboro.
Whitinsville Woman's Club Garden Group.
Chairman, Mrs. Ernest P. Barnes, 15 Spring St., Whitinsville.
Secretary, Mrs. Edward A. Ballard, Main St., Linwood.
Whitman Men's Garden Club.
President, Mr. Merle L. Averell, 815 Washington St., Whitman.
Secretary, Mr. Gilbert H. Emery, 58 Vernon St., Whitman.
Whitman Women's Garden Club.
President, Mrs. Charles R. Conant, 696 Washington St., Whitman.
Secretary, Mrs. Wallace Prouty, 38 Benson St., Whitman.
Wilbraham Woman's Club, Garden Group of.
Leader, Mrs. Harry L. Piper, Glendale Rd., North Wilbraham.
Winchendon Garden Club.
President, Mrs. George W. Gregory, 78 Spruce St., Winchendon.
Secretary, Mrs. Donald MacMillan, 496 Central St., Winchendon.
Woburn Woman's Club, The Garden Group of the.
Chairman, Mrs. C. Fred Burdett, 605 Main St., Woburn.
Secretary, Mrs. Edgar W. Preston, 13 Scott St., Woburn.
Worcester, Hortulus Club of.
President, Miss Mary E. O'Neil, 27 Oberlin St., Worcester.
Secretary, Mrs. George A. Power, 3 Loudon St., Worcester.
Life Members Not Located
Mail has been returned from the following Life Members
whom the secretary has been unable to locate:
Mr. Frank F. Baldwin, 486 South Station, Boston, Mass.
Mr. Walter S. Barnes, 789 A Tremont St., Boston, Mass.
Mr. George N. Black, 10 Post Office Sq., Room 38, Boston, Mass.
Mr. Francis Campbell, 42 Langdon St., Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Simon F. Cox, 249 River St., Mattapan, Mass.
Mr. James Donaldson, 339 Washington St., Roxbury, Mass.
Mr. Herbert H. Dyer, 7 Dana St., Cambridge, Mass.
Mrs. Swinburne Hale, 8 East 8th St., New York City.
(Mrs. Hale formerly Mrs. Marie T. Garland, Buzzards Bay)
Mr. Jackson E. Hall, 423 Green St., Cambridge, Mass.
Mr. Levi W. Hastings, Clyde St., Brookline, Mass.
Mr. William W. Holt, Tujunga, California.
The Hon. Mrs. Horace L. A. Hood, East Sheen Lodge, Sheen, Surrey,
Mr. John Jeffries, 5th, 1933 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Penna.
Dr. Mary E. Jones, 8 James St., Boston, Mass.
Mr. Simeon C. Keith, 138 Lancaster Terrace, Brookline, Mass.
Mr. Joseph R. Kendall, No address.
Mr. Amos A. Lawrence, Beaver Pond, Beverly, Mass.
Mrs Joseph Millmore, 1713 Corcoran St., Washington, D. C.
Mr. Charles W. Norton, Allston, Mass.
Mr. John O'Conner, 139 Egmont St., Brookline, Mass.
Mr. John C. Phillip, 77 Mt. Vernon St., Boston, Mass.
Mr. Dean Pierce, 53 State St., Room 945, Boston, Mass.
Miss Anna B. Roberts, Boston, Mass.
Miss Dulcie L. Smith, 28 East 70th St., New York City.
Mr. Earnest E. Smith, 85 Devonshire St., Boston, Mass.
Mr. Charles S. Strout, Hunt Farm, North Whitefield, Maine
Mr. Raymond W. Swett, Brawley, California, and Saxonville, Mass.
Mrs. Marie Louise West, Dorchester, Mass.
Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and
As the Benevolent Fraternity Fruit and Flower Mission
enters upon its seventieth year of activity it is privileged to
again express its grateful appreciation to the Trustees of the
Massachusetts Horticultural Society for their continued co-
operation and for the courteous and kindly interest of Mr.
Even the extreme heat of last Summer had but slight effect
on the total number of hampers, boxes and baskets received
from outlying towns, 705 against 718 in 1936.
Outstanding among the garden clubs sending contributions
of flowers, fruits and vegetables during the hamper season
were Duxbury, Lexington, Wollaston and Newton Centre.
The Lexington Field and Garden Club sent 63 Christmas
wreaths, sprays with gifts, gay little red pots filled with greens
and adorable apple Christmas trees with miniature trimmings.
Six hundred and seventy-three jars of jelly, preserves and
relish; 786 tins of canned goods; 351 packaged goods; 1851
tea balls; 64 pounds of hard candy; were among the holiday
donations to fill our 340 attractively trimmed baskets.
The year has been a happy one. Our volunteer helpers have
stood by loyally, eighteen assisting in the distribution after
the Gladiolus Show on the hottest day of the Summer, with
the thermometer reaching 98 degrees.
The receipt of 15,000 to 18,000 beautiful carnations after
the exhibit of the American Carnation Society in January was
a high light and enabled us to supply many hospital wards
and individual shut-ins.
Through the thoughtfulness of two friends, 35 individuals,
most of them elderly, were able to enjoy the Spring Flower
Show. Except for this kindness they could not have attended.
These men and women from Homes for the Aged or from
lodging house rooms in congested sections of our city will
treasure throughout the year the memory of this red letter day.
Some one has said that many people living in single rooms
have palatial minds. The Massachusetts Horticultural Society
makes it possible for the Fruit and Flower Mission to cheer
hundreds of such recipients.
Emily I. Elliott, Executive Secretary
The following is a list of the members of the Massachusetts
Horticultural Society whose deaths were reported during the
Mr. Gordon Abbott
Mrs. H. G. Alley
Mr. Peter Andersen
Mr. Larz Anderson
Mr. Robert M. Bailey
Miss Abby Tilden Baker
Mrs. R. H. Bancroft
Mrs. Clifford Baylies
Mr. Walter C. Baylies
Miss Olive Mills Belches
Mr. Charles O. Blood
Mr. Eldredge H. Blood
Mr. George V. Brown
Mrs. J. Frank Brown
Mr. Albert F. Buffum
Mr. Laurence S. Caldwell
Miss Maude E. Capron
Mr. Theodore H. Castor
Mr. John Challis
Mrs. May L. Clarke
Mr. Charles H. Cleaves
Mr. Micajah Pratt Clough
Miss Laura Coleman
Mrs. Mary I. Courtenay
Dr. Sarah M. Crawford
Mrs. Herbert Damon
Mr. Arthur P. Dana
Miss Sarah L. Day
Mr. Gordon Dexter
Miss Emma M. Dinsmore
Mr. William F. Dusseault
Mr. Albert F. Earnshaw
Mr. John M. Edmunds
Mrs. H. S. Eldredge
Miss F. Ethel Elliott
Mrs. Alcott F. Elwell
Mr. Frank L. Erskine
Miss Elizabeth M. Eustis
Miss C. T. Fitch
Mrs. Alfred A. Fitz
Miss Elizabeth H. Flint
Mrs. Francis W. Forbes
Mrs. Max Frankel
Mr. W. Clifford French
Mr. Herbert E. Gale
Mrs. James Geddes
Mr. Charles E. Gibson
Mr. Herbert W. Gleason
Mr. William N. Goddard
Mrs. Gurdon W. Gordon
Mr. T. J. Guinan
Miss L. Louise Hetzer
Miss Nora K. Holman
Mr. F. W. Hubbard
Mrs. Henry V. Hubbard
Mr. H. Huebner
Miss Belle Hunt
Mr. Harry Hampton Hunt
Mrs. Alice K. Hutchison
Miss Lucina Jewell
Mrs. Branton Kellogg
Mrs. Charles A. Kidder
Mrs. John Lawrence
Mr. Robert Laurie
Mr. James S. Lee
Mr. E. L. Lewis
Mrs. Edward Lovering
Mr. Edward M. Mackey
Mrs. Daniel L. Marsh
The Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert E. Max-
well, Bart., K.T., F.R.S., D.C.L.
Mr. Michael J. McGuire
Mr. Frank McMahan
Mrs. Eva E. Moore
Mrs. Frances T. Norton
Mrs. Charles J. O'Malley
Mrs. Frank W. Parsons
Mrs. Francis Peabody, Jr.
Miss Adelaide F. Perkins
Mr. George G. S. Perkins
Miss Clara C. Prince
Mr. Fred D. Rand
Mrs. William R. Ransom
Mr. Charles G. Reed
Mr. Herbert A. Rhoades
Miss Edith D. Rodgers
Mrs. Frank Rumrill
Mrs. George P. Sanger
Mrs. J. A. Schweinfurth
Mrs. Ellery Sedgwick
Mrs. Rebecca M. Shove
Mrs. William Simonds
Mrs. James Newell Smith
Mrs. William H. Smith
Mrs. Isaac Sprague
Mr. Pierpont L. Stackpole
Mrs. James E. Stanton, Jr.
Mr. A. L. Stephen
Mrs. Samuel D. Stevens
Mr. Claude L. Stott
Mrs. Edward D. Thayer
Mrs. Artemas L. Tyler
Mrs. Harry Lincoln Wadsworth
Miss Jean Walker
Miss Mary Lee Ware
Mr. Harry L. Watson
Miss Eva 0. Wheeler
Mrs. Charles C. Wheelwright
Mrs. Howard Whitcomb
Mr. H. M. Whitney
Mr. George Percy Williams
Mrs. Kate E. Wilson
Mr. Edward F. Woods
Mr. L. H. Worthley
Mrs. Philip Young
Death of the Oldest Member
The Society's oldest member in point of years was Mr. Vin-
cent Buitta, who passed away in March. Mr. Buitta became a
member on October 8, 1906. He was a market gardener spe-
cializing in unusual vegetables and often exhibited at Horti-
cultural Hall. At one time he was a frequent visitor to the
shows and was well known by many members.
OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
PRESENTED AT THE
ANNUAL MEETING MAY 2, 1938
WITH A LIST OF MEMBERS
ADMITTED IN 1937
Annual Meeting, 1938
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts Horticultural So-
ciety was held in Horticultural Hall at 3 P. M. on Monday,
May 2, with the President, Mr. Edwin S. Webster, in the chair.
The President announced that the polls would be open until
6 o'clock and named Mr. William H. Judd, Joseph E. Davis
and Allen W. Edminster to be tellers. The Secretary read the
call for the meeting and the minutes of the previous annual
meeting, after which the President made his address and re-
ports were read by the Secretary, Treasurer and Committee
The President's Address
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is now well along
in its second century. It is difficult to realize that the cen-
tennial year is fast fading into history, but the difference be-
tween a membership of 5,652 and 9,044 indicates that sufficient
time has elapsed for marked progress. That progress is not an
accident, however. It is the result of a carefully thought out
program and never ending effort.
I am told that some of the older members have expressed
themselves as wondering at the present size of the staff and
the extent of their activities. Perhaps these people are thinking
of the years not long gone when the Society's work was carried
on by a Secretary and a Librarian with no assistants. At that
time, there was only one typewriter in the building, and all
correspondence was done with pen and ink, the records being
kept in the same way. At that time, too, the membership was
less than 1000.
Even then, however, the Society was doing an excellent piece
of work. Public lectures were being held, shows were being
given and bulletins were being issued. Even more noteworthy,
perhaps, was the encouragement given to the school garden
movement, which was started in Boston at that period and
later spread to all parts of the country. Much of the credit
for this great movement must be given to this Society.
The real upturn in the Society's affairs came, however, with
the advent of the present era of gardening interest and en-
thusiasm, both of which had existed for years but never to
the degree which manifested itself when garden clubs came
into being throughout the land. If the officers of this Society
70 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
claim any credit for the progress which has been made, it is
only in the fact that they have recognized the dawn of the new
day and have endeavored to keep abreast of horticultural de-
velopments all along the line. Our progress has been coincident
with that of other Societies similar in character, but we are
fortunate in having facilities much greater than those of any
contemporary Society and thus are able to move ahead more
rapidly, perhaps, and on a greater scale.
I also understand that questions are being asked about the
Spring Flower Show. It is only fair to answer these questions
as far as possible. The Spring show in its present form was
inaugurated after much consideration and long debate to keep
the Society's receipts abreast of its expenditures. Its chief pro-
ponents were Ernest H. Wilson and Thomas H. Roland, both
of whom have since passed away.
This show is expected by the Budget Committee to make a
profit of $20,000. Sometimes it attains this figure; sometimes
it falls far below it, as happened two years ago because of the
floods. The Society carries its own insurance to meet such an
emergency in the form of a show fund which has been built up
from year to year until it now amounts to $36,200. If a show
fails to reach the goal set for it, this fund can be drawn upon,
and this has been done. Without the profit of the Spring show,
the Summer and Fall shows could not be held. Without it, too,
some of the other activities carried on would necessarily be
There is a general belief that this Society is very wealthy.
I wish I could make every one understand that this is not true.
There were many years before the last decade when the So-
ciety usually found itself in the red. This seldom happens
now, but only because of the business-like way in which it is
conducted, and not because of increased endowments or a
greater yield from investments. The fact is, of course, that the
yield from investments has decreased because of the continued
calling of bonds having a high rate of interest. Moreover,
many of the Society's investments are so hedged about by the
requirements of special funds that they can be utilized only in
a limited way. No large bequests have been received for a
long time, partly, without doubt, because of the wide-spread
belief that the Society has all the money it needs. I hope this
belief will be dispelled.
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938 71
The income from Mt. Auburn Cemetery, which the Society
has received for almost a century, is growing less and will con-
tinue to decrease with the lessening sale of lots. Furthermore,
the income from rentals has been greatly curtailed. The com-
petition of hotels and clubs has reduced the use of the hall for
conventions, parties and dances. This condition is general
throughout the city.
Yet the Society has not become less prosperous because of
these losses or because of its increased activities. Indeed, it is
better off financially than when its membership was less than a
thousand and its staff confined to two people. That is to say,
it has paid its way throughout the period of its expansion.
Even the membership dues have become an important factor,
amounting to more than $16,000 a year. Yet an increasing
membership would prove a liability if all the members took
advantage of all the privileges offered them, for it is obvious
that with a free admission to the shows and the lectures, the
regular receipt of HORTICULTURE and the use of the li-
brary, the annual fee of $2.00 is quickly consumed. I know of
no other organization anywhere which gives as much for the
money. An annual membership in Pennsylvania costs $3.00;
in New York, $10.00. It costs $3.50 a year to belong to the
Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston.
However, I am not making a plea for higher dues. This is to
all intents and purposes an educational and philanthropic
institution. As such, we undertake to give just as much as we
can and still keep within our income. We take pride in this.
We take pride, too, in the co-operation and support which are
given the officers and staff by the members at large. The many
letters of appreciation which we receive provide a constant
We are proud of our splendid building, which has become
one of the city's architectural landmarks, but I digress for a
moment to express the hope that one important physical im-
provement can be made. That is the construction of a marquee
or canopy over the entrance, similar in type to the one which
has been constructed along the side of Symphony Hall across
the street, but smaller. Such a canopy would mark the en-
trance to the building and provide a feeling of friendliness
which is now absent. The building's somewhat cold exterior
and its lack of invitation are drawbacks which I recommend
72 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
correcting as soon as the financial condition of the society
makes this possible.
Probably the most important action which has been taken
by the Trustees the past year has been the revision of the By-
Laws in the form offered to you for your consideration today.
It had long been realized by the members of the Board that
some action of this sort was needed. Various amendments
had been made from time to time, but the fact was obvious
that changes were required which would put the By-Laws
more in keeping with present-day conditions. Accordingly, a
committee was appointed to act with a qualified attorney in
revising, simplifying and condensing the By-Laws under
which the society has been operating since they were formu-
lated under the direction of Mr. Burrage in 1930.
Besides the president, the committee consisted of Mr. Win-
throp Carter, who was made chairman, Mr. Walter Hunne-
well, Mr. William Ellery, Mr. John S. Ames and Mr. Robert
H. Roland. They have had the assistance and co-operation of
the office staff and have spent no little time and thought on
this revision. The thanks of the Society are due them for what
they have accomplished.
It speaks well for the Society, its standing and its prestige,
that it is able to enlist busy men and women and put them to
work, often at personal sacrifice, for the Society's advance-
ment. It is not a sense of duty which inspires them to take
positions on the Board of Trustees, but rather a genuine
interest in the pursuit of horticulture, both as a vocation and
an avocation, a belief that they are helping to bring happiness
and contentment to a great number of people and that the
service which the society is performing is distinctly worth-
As I stressed in my address last year, service is the keynote
of the Society's work and the watchword of its officers. This
fact is kept constantly before the employees, with emphasis
on courtesy and helpfulness in every department. Without
them, the claim of service is an empty gesture.
Edwin S. Webster, President
Report of the Secretary
The Secretary reported at the annual meeting last year that
the membership figures had climbed to 8,952. This year he is
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938 73
able to say that they have gone over the 9,000 mark, with a
total of 9,044. The gain has not been as rapid as in recent
years, probably because of business conditions, but the goal of
10,000 is still in sight. Members can do much to help the
Society by suggesting to their friends that they might be
benefited by enrolling in this organization. We do no direct
solicitation, and so far as the Secretary knows the Society has
never conducted a so-called drive. Little advantage is to be
found in obtaining members who lack a genuine interest in the
society and its work. Nevertheless, we send out a great many
letters of invitation, calling attention to the work of the
Society in order that we may be of service to as many persons
as possible. This is part of our routine, and we find that the
flow of membership inquiries diminishes when this work is
The shows are helpful in extending the Society's member-
ship, many additions being made at the Spring show in par-
ticular. The Society's booth at the Spring show serves a double
purpose — it offers those in charge an opportunity to answer
questions about the Society, its library and its work and it
provides also a source of information about the show itself
and the location of the various exhibits. It is, therefore, a joint
For various reasons, the Society's dinner in Horticultural
Hall, which many of the members had hoped would become an
annual event, was omitted this year. This does not mean, how-
ever, that no more dinners will be held. The subject is certain
to receive consideration when next year's Spring exhibition is
near at hand.
One important event the past year was the completion and
opening of a new room on the third floor and the extension of
the elevator to this floor. This room is now frequently used
for committee meetings, classes and for the gatherings of alive
organizations. The Herb Society of America and the Garden
Club Federation of Massachusetts have their files in this
room, which has become, in effect, their headquarters. Pictures
for the decoration of the room have been contributed by Mrs.
S. V. R. Crosby and by Mr. Wilfrid Wheeler. Mrs. Crosby also
has donated twelve new chairs for this room. These chairs
match a large table of the director's type purchased by the
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
In addition to the gift of the pictures just mentioned, Mr.
Wheeler has presented the Society two very handsome metal
vases which have a place in the Secretary's office, and for
which the Trustees recently gave him a vote of thanks. Some
time ago, Mr. Wheeler presented the Society a large glass case
designed for the display of curios. A stand for this case was
constructed under the direction of Mr. Cummings, Chairman
of the Committee on the Building, and the case has been
placed in the Library, being used to contain the President's
Cup, the Albert C. Burrage Gold Cup, the Beacon Hill Garden
A section of Mr. Edwin S. Webster's exhibit at the Autumn show in
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938 75
Club's Cup and many medals. This exhibit of the Society's
trophies interests many visitors. The Beacon Hill Garden
Club's cup is a perpetual trophy which has been given the
Society in memory of Mrs. Charles Norton and Mrs. Ellery
Sedgwick, to be offered as a prize each year in the garden club
section at the Spring show. Following the show, the winner's
name is to be inscribed and the cup is to be kept on display in
"The Gardener's Omnibus," which has been prepared by the
staff and which is now in circulation, is being published by
Hale, Cushman & Flint under an arrangement by which a
royalty is paid to this Society on each book sold. The book
contains much of the material which has been published in
HORTICULTURE and the Society's bulletins the past three
years. It contains about 800 pages and 400 illustrations. Its
preparation has required a great amount of time and labor,
but it is expected to add something to the Society's revenue
over a period of years. An edition of 7000 was printed and
copies have been widely distributed.
The circulation of the Society's magazine HORTICUL-
TURE has been increased. The total circulation is now about
30,000. The paper continues to publish without charge the
advertisements of private gardeners seeking positions. The
inauguration of this plan several years ago has resulted in
such an increase of applications that what amounts to an em-
ployment bureau has been developed, being carried on under
the direction of Mr. Geehan. This work is performed without
charge and has become important because of the many high
grade gardeners and superintendents who have been deprived
of good positions on estates by the necessary financial economy
of their employers.
There has been a continuous demand for the Society's bul-
letins, particularly the one by Mrs. Hollis Webster on herbs.
Several thousand copies of this booklet have been sold and
have gone to all parts of the country. A new bulletin on lawns
and their maintenance has been put into circulation the past
The Society has continued to co-operate with the Gardeners'
and Florists' Club of Boston in putting on monthly meetings
with lectures. The attendance has been satisfactory, but the
number of plants sent in for examination has been somewhat
76 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
smaller than we had hoped. The exhibits at the meetings of
the Gardeners' and Florists' Club itself, which are held in this
building each month always bring out a large collection of
plants, and possibly the gardeners do not feel like making two
trips to the hall each month. Whether these meetings will be
continued another year is a matter for discussion by the mem-
bers of both organizations.
Last Winter the hall was open for a series of lectures in a
science course for gardeners given under the direction of the
National Gardeners' Association with the co-operation of this
society. This Spring a series of lectures on home garden design
has been given by Robert S. Sturtevant under the auspices of
the State Department of Education with this society's co-
The Secretary desires to express his appreciation of the kind-
ness shown him and the co-operation given him by the officers,
trustees, committees and members. He also thanks the mem-
bers of his staff.
E. I. Farrington, Secretary
Report of the Treasurer
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AT
DECEMBER 31, 1937
Cash in banks and on hand $ 18,328.40
Treasurer $ 14,734.30
In bank 2,136.21
On hand 10.00
Savings bank deposits 1,447.89
Investments — Valued at cost — Schedule A-l 551,315.80
Capital Assets 593,434.83
Real estate $498,564.63
Improvements and additions to buildings . . . 28,858.85
Furniture and exhibition ware 10,532.31
Massachusetts Horticultural Society History 6,187.00
Lantern slides 2,711.57
Deferred Charges 5,480.83
Spring Show, 1938.
78 massachusetts horticultural society
Liabilities and Capital Funds
Liabilities — Accounts Payable 164.81
Sundry Funds „ 444,067.30
Unexpended income 8,210.27
Prizes not distributed 28.50
Life membership fees 22,294.00
Mount Auburn Cemetery Fund 52,197.09
Library Cataloging Fund 1,000.00
Surplus— (Capital) 51,418.71
Balance, January 1, 1937 $ 46,789.57
Add: Gains on sales of securities 4,629.14
Surplus— (Earned) 32,864.75
Balance, January 1, 1937 $ 29,983.96
Excess of income over expenditures 2,880.79
STATEMENT OF INCOME AND EXPENDITURES
Year Ended Year Ended
December 31, 1937 December 31, 1936
Income from investments
and bank interest (less
proportion allocated to
restricted funds) $25,872.08 $26,515.37
Membership fees 15,958.00 15,453.00
Rentals 2,314.40 3,902.42
Spring Show— 1937—
Schedule B-l 23,941.01
Spring Show — 1936 —
Schedule B-l 10,300.59
Incidentals 151.74 171.18
Sundry donations 53.00 100.00
Lantern slides — income . . . 45.80 53.50
Transferred from Show
Fund .. 2,800.00
Add: ''Horticulture" in-
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938 79
Building expenses —
schedule B-3 $17,070.71 $17,717.09
Library expenses —
schedule B-4 7,240.35 6,221.03
Office and general ex-
penses—schedule B-5 . 33,205.64 29,406.06
expenses — schedule
B-6 5,566.23 3,776.49
Autumn Show— 1937 . . . 1,026.74
Awards, Lectures, and Mis-
Lectures 520.40 389.30
Medals and certificates. . 334.82 671.05
Prizes in excess of funds 1,350.76
Banquet of the society. . 308.30
Add: " Horticulture" loss 182.05
Excess of Income Over Ex-
penditures — Transferred
to Surplus Earned $ 2,880.79
Excess of Expenditures
Over Income — Trans-
ferred to Surplus Earned $ 72.58
INVESTMENTS AT DECEMBER 31, 1937
Rate Maturity Cost
% Date Value
$15,000 Alabama Power Company 5 6/1/51 $ 14,999.73
5,000 Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Co. 4 9/1/52 5,100.00
5,000 American European Securities Co. 5 5/1/58 5,000.00
15,000 Anaconda Copper Mining Co 43^ 10/1/50 14,943.75
15,000 Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 4 7/1/52 14,608.11
15,000 Central Pacific Ry. Co. Through
Short Line 4 10/1/54 14,943.75
15,000 Columbus Electric and Power Co. . 5 11/1/54 14,700.00
15,000 Commonwealth Subsidiary Corp. . 5^ 9/1/58 15,665.20
15,000 Eastern Gas & Fuel Associates ... 4 3/1/56 14,475.00
15,000 Georgia Power Co 5 3/1/67 14,550.00
15,000 Houston Gulf Gas Co 6 4/1/43 15,672.58
15,000 Los Angeles Electric Co. Dept.
Water & Power 3^ 1/15/66 15,450.00
15,000 Louisville and Nashville R. R 4 7/1/40 16,151.86
15,000 New York Power & Light Co 43^ 10/1/67 14,197.00
80 MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
5,000 North American Edison Co. "C" . 5
15,000 North American Edison Co 5}4
15,000 Oklahoma Natural Gas Conv. deb. 5
10,000 Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Co. . 4
15,000 Penn-Ohio Edison Co 6
14,000 Potomac Edison Co 5
20,000 Puget Sound Power & Light Co. . . bV 2
15,000 Railway & Light Securities — 11th
8,000 Shell Union Oil Corp 3^
12,000 Scoville Manufacturing Co 5^
15,000 Shawinigan Water & Power Co. . . 43^
15,000 Union Pacific R. R. Co. . 4
10,000 Washington Water Power Co. ... . 5
5,000 West Virginia Pulp and Paper Co. . 4^
Total bonds $352,736.70
50 shs. American Can Co $ 5,650.91
100 shs. American Telephone & Telegraph Co 14,766.96
100 shs. American Tobacco "B" 10,200.23
200 shs. Buffalo, Niagara, and Eastern Power Co. Pfd 4,150.00
150 shs. Commercial Credit Corp. 4^% conv. pfd 1 -. g 774 m
26 shs. Commercial Credit Corp. common / '
100 shs. Consumers' Power Co. 4.50 pfd 10,050.00
265 136/600 shs. Electric Bond and Share Co \ «n aqq qq
2,192 shs. General Electric Co. common / l6 >^-* 6
100 shs. First National Bank of Boston 5,025.00
30 shs. Fisk Rubber Co. pfd 8,011.82
20 shs. International Match Realization Co. Ltd. V. T. C. . 4,661.25
500 shs. National Power & Light Co. $6 pfd 50,750.00
160 shs. North American Co. $3 pfd 6,871.50
100 shs. Northern States Power Co. 7% pfd 7,548.75
365 2/6 shs. Radio Corp. of America common
500 shs. Southern California Edison Co. bY 2 % pfd 13,750.00
400 shs. Tampa Electric Co. common 14,218.32
200 shs. United Fruit Co 12,660.00
Total stocks $198,579.10
The courtyard of the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company's
building at Springfield. The company was given a garden certificate for
the planting on its grounds. Olmsted Brothers, landscape architects.
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
SUNDRY FUNDS AT DECEMBER 31, 1937
Income to Be Used for Special
Samuel Appleton Fund
Josiah Bradley Fund
Albert Cameron Burrage — Library
Albert Cameron Burrage — Show . .
Albert Cameron Burrage — Porch
John C. Chaffin Fund
William N. Craig Fund
Benjamin H. David Fund
Jackson Dawson Memorial Fund . .
John S. Farlow Fund
John S. Farlow Fund — Newton
Benjamin V. French Fund — No. 1 .
Benjamin V. French Fund — No. 2 .
John Allen French Fund
John D. Williams French Fund . . .
Henry A. Gane Memorial Fund. . .
H. H. Hunnewell Fund — No. 1 . . .
H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 2 . . .
H. H. Hunnewell Fund— No. 3 . . .
John A. Lowell Fund
Theodore Lyman Fund — No. 1 . . .
Theodore Lyman Fund — No. 2 . . .
Benjamin H. Pierce Fund
Thomas Roland Fund
John Lewis Russell Fund
William J. Walker Fund
Levi Whitcomb Fund
George Robert White Fund
Marshall P. Wilder Fund
Total $165,124.00 $8,210.27 $156,913.73
Income to Be Used for General
Anonymous Funds $ 1,000.00
Albert Cameron Burrage Fund 1,200.00
John Chaney Fund 1,000.00
Helen Collamore Fund 5,000.00
Arthur F. Estabrook 49,100.00
Ida F. Estabrook 11,638.76
Caroline F. Freeman Fund 10,000.00
Francis Brown Hayes Bequest. . . . 189,904.54
Francis Brown Hayes Fund 10,000.00
Margaret Whitney Fund 100.00
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938
INCOME AND EXPENSES OF THE SPRING SHOWS IN
1936 AND 1937
Spring Show, 1937 Spring Show, 1936
Regular admission. . . . $49,684.75
Trade tickets 3,494.25
Students' tickets 198.50
Members' tickets 9,474.36
Garden Club tickets. . . 8,313.50
Miscellaneous tickets . . 4.00
Peat and paper
Plant material sold.
Carting $ 281.90
Committee expense 243.31
Committee fees 375.00
Garden Club expense. . . . 750.00
Judges' expense 210.60
and salary 4,660.12
Manager's expenses 87.82
Plant material and forcing 2,235. 15
Postage, stationery and
Garden awards 675.00
Medals and certificates . . 39.43
Publicity expense and
Rubbish removal 360.00
Telephone and telegraph. 130.61
Flower booth expense 3,530.27
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Excess of Income over Ex-
penditures — Transferred
to General Income — ex-
Statement of Income and Expenditure
Year Ended Year Ended
December 31, 1937 December 31, 1936
Advertising $27,454.42 $28,373.26
Subscriptions 20,632.83 19,660.85
Books 195.23 111.26
Garden Club News 3,506.27 2,043.97
Miscellaneous 255.34 2,268.54
Printing $19,438.40 $21,609.75
Paper 9,928.33 9,168.12
Cuts 2,827.98 2,752.17
Wrappers 507.67 524.88
Postage 4,437.43 4,025.70
Books 135.52 63.38
Garden Club News 2,754.62 1,304.39
Commissions and dis-
counts 4,252.72 4,720.05
Contributions 1,391.65 1,368.80
Salaries 4,000.00 4,000.00
Miscellaneous 2,551.82 2,757.50
Year Ended Year Ended
31, 1937 31, 1936
Labor $10,628.00 $10,526.50
Supplies 207.52 443.29
Heating 1,191.40 1,420.79
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938
Year Ended Year Ended
31, 1937 31, 1936
Salaries $5,134.39 $4,549.24
Binding and repairs 1,382.77 914.69
Books and periodicals 46.46 9.80
Printing 251.75 460.30
Stationery and postage 11.73 91.48
Supplies 399.95 176.45
Insurance 9.60 9.60
Incidentals 1.50 9.47
Total $7,240.35 $6,221.03
OFFICE AND GENERAL EXPENSES
Year Ended Year Ended
31 1937 31 1936
Salaries $18',268.66 $15' 163.20
Stationery and postage 2,897.56 2,980.06
Printing 2,888.99 1,888.89
Supplies 590.46 530.06
Telephone and telegraph 710.37 723.22
Traveling 129.77 432.28
Subscriptions of members to "Horticulture" . . . 6,603.75 6,403.32
Incidentals 1,100.18 1,237.58
Repairs 15.90 43.05
Total $33,205.64 $29,406.06
MISCELLANEOUS EXHIBITION EXPENSE
Year Ended Year Ended
31, 1937 31, 1936
Salary $3,315.10 $2,062.98
Printing 678.49 636.82
Supplies 765.49 115.91
Advertising 100.00 125.00
Exhibition committee fees 315.00 355.00
Prize committee fees. 95.00 95.00
S6* Massachusetts horticultural society
Traveling 89.80 231.02
Incidentals 130.90 146.3i
Judges' expense 8.45
Total $5,566.23 $3,776.49
AUTUMN SHOW, 1937
From Show Fund 439.00
Salary and labor 108.00
Judges' expense 64.91
Prize committee fees 25.00
Manager's expense 12.80
Plant and flower 1,705.00
Garden awards 275.00
Medals and certificates 29.68
Net Loss $1,026.74
John S. Ames, Treasurer.
Report of the Library Committee
The period since my last report has seen the Library develop
in several directions. The book collection has added the usual
current books and magazines, and has been fortunate in re-
ceiving several gifts.
Two are of special importance. The first was the horticul-
tural library of the late William J. Stewart, presented by his
daughter, Mrs. Ellen Stewart Crouse. Mr. Stewart was well
known as the founder of Horticulture and as its editor for
many years, and his library is a fine working collection of the
early 1900's. The second gift was the Frances Torrey Norton
ANNUAL MEETING, 1938 87
memorial from the Herb Society of America. This has already-
been described in Horticulture, so that I need not comment on
From its own funds the Library made one purchase that
should be mentioned, Jean Simon Kerner's "Figures des Plantes
Economiques." Its eight volumes include hundreds of flowers
and vegetables of the late eighteenth century. The engraving
and coloring are very fine, and the binding, a beautiful con-
temporary calf, is in almost perfect condition. The set is a
very rare one.
Last Summer about three thousand little-used volumes were
withdrawn from the open shelves, and the reading room was
rearranged more conveniently. Visitors will have seen also
the case in which our cups and medals are shown. This case
was a gift from Mr. Wilfrid Wheeler.
The total number of volumes loaned was 4711, a drop of 300
from the year before. The downward movement stopped sud-
denly in November of its own accord, and borrowing has been
unusually active for the last four months. The staff have had a
busy year in other ways, for a larger number of members come
to the reading room to study. At the same time the trustees'
room is being used more often for committee meetings, and
during part of the year there is more traffic through the Li-
brary than a really good study room should have. Since we
cannot make over our quarters, we can only hope that com-
mittees will be as considerate as possible of readers.
The Library has had several opportunities to cooperate with
other organizations, as follows:
With the New England Wild Flower Preservation Society
at its last two annual meetings, by preparing exhibits of books
With the New England Gladiolus Society, which asked us
to prepare a special exhibit of books, nursery catalogues, and
schedules for the Gladiolus Show.
With three garden clubs, to which members of the staff gave
talks on garden books.
With the Gardeners' and Florists' Club of Boston, which
invited the Librarian to speak at a meeting. Following the cus-
tom of the last few years, the library has also been opened for
two hours every Monday evening during the winter for the
Gardeners' and Florists' Course. It has been observed that on
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these nights the room is well patronized only when reading is
required by the instructors.
Opening the library in the evening during the major flower
shows in the fall has been a successful experiment, and the ad-
dition of the library staff to the personnel of the Society's booth
at the Spring Show seems likewise to have become an estab-
Nathaniel T. Kidder, Chairman
A garden certificate was given in 1937 for the landscaping of the grounds
which surround the new City Hall in Newton. Olmsted Brothers, land-
Report of the Exhibition Committee
Your chairman submits the following report for the Exhibi-
tion Committee. A review of the exhibitions of the past sev-
eral years raises the question as to whether or not we are plac-
ing too much emphasis on the great Spring Show and thereby
neglecting more seasonal displays. Your chairman speaks of
this because of the apparent renewal of interest in some of the
smaller exhibitions, that of the Narcissus being one in point.
ANNUAL MEETING. 1938 89
This has seemed so worth while that the committee has added
a date when the Tulip may have its day. Formerly we had two
exhibitions in June and took more advantage of its wealth of
material over the whole month; now with only one exhibition,
many of the things that graced our shows of the past in this
month are missing, something which we regret. The fact that
the Gladiolus Society in the hottest month of the Summer can
stage an exhibit of its specialty and can bring together a large
group of enthusiasts leads one to wonder if more seasonal ex-
hibitions should not be encouraged. Your chairman realizes,
of course, that there are many very good reasons for making
the greatest effort of the year at the Spring Show, but there are
many reasons, too, for encouraging the smaller shows.
The exhibition of Narcissi in April was a decided success
and should become a regular part of our schedule; it is also
hoped by your committee that the coming Tulip Show in May
will attract even more exhibits and a larger attendance.
A feature of the June show in 1937 was a remarkable ex-
hibit of hardy lilies from John Scheepers of New York. It is
doubtful if ever before at any exhibition of our Society has
such a variety of liliums been exhibited by one person. As us-
ual at this exhibition the peony was the center of attraction;
the old standbys such as roses, rhododendrons and azaleas were
in the minority.
For the Mid-Summer Exhibition in 1937 the hall was turned
over to the Gladiolus Society, and this organization did a
splendid piece of work, utilizing the decorative quality of this
popular flower to the utmost and filling the main halls with a
display that was truly remarkable. The interest in new varie-
ties and the results of the work of the hybridist bring together
a group of people whose enthusiasm is hard to equal in the
horticultural field. Much the same condition prevails in the
Dahlia Society, and its successful show in September was con-
ducted along the same lines as was the mid-summer Gladiolus
For the early October show your committee went afield for
its feature display and brought from the Xew York Experi-
ment Station one of the most remarkable exhibits of seedling-
grapes that was ever assembled in one hall. The Xew York
station has been working on this subject for many years and is
hoping to develop such varieties for our northern states as will
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have hardiness, earliness and high quality combined to such an
extent that grapes may be grown more widely by amateurs as
well as by commercial growers. This exhibit attracted much
attention, as did also several collections of seedling apples and
pears. The Geneva Experiment Station is much interested in
the development of the hazel nut and in its display of some 50
seedlings showed truly remarkable progress in the hybridiza-
tion of this nut.
The late Autumn show in November attracted an unusually
large attendance and was perhaps the most colorful Autumn
show held in recent years. That Massachusetts has a great
variation in its climate, was evidenced at this time by a dis-
play of splendidly grown, outdoor hybrid tea roses from Fal-
mouth, while naturally most of the flowers shown were green-
The outstanding exhibit at this show was a garden featuring
chrysanthemums and exhibited by Mrs. Francis B. Crownin-
shield, Thomas Murray, gardener. This exhibit was later
awarded the Burrage Gold Vase, the outstanding award of the
The primary work of your committee throughout the year
really centers around the Spring exhibition. The problem of
keeping up the interest of the exhibitors, creating a different
show — one that will attract the public — and still maintain a
high horticultural standard, is an increasingly difficult one.
For the 1938 show your committee early resolved on two
definite measures. First, to reduce the number of exhibits.
Second, to create a colorful show. Realizing in the first instance
that the public needs more room to really see a show, the aisles
were broadened and a layout was made that gave everyone easy
access to exhibits in Exhibition Hall from at least two sides and
in most cases from three. The success of this plan was apparent
from the first, for on Friday with an attendance of over 22,000,
the largest day at any Boston flower show, there was no severe
overcrowding, and at only one point in the show was it found
necessary to establish one way traffic. Color was emphasized
in most exhibits, so that no matter where one turned this fact
In Grand Hall the policy of a year ago was followed, the
whole hall being treated as a unit, this time with a modern
country house surrounded by modern gardens and looking off
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into the natural landscape. Your committee expected consider-
able adverse criticism in attempting such an abrupt departure
from the conventional flower show, and were much surprised at
the favorable comments. One had only to go into this hall at
any time to note the large numbers of people seated in the
gallery and enjoying the vest restful scene. Your committee is
much indebted to Mr. Egbert Hans, who again acted as our
consultant in arranging this hall.
Your chairman cannot attempt to write in detail of the
many splendid exhibits and the very high quality of them. It
would be difficult to recall an exhibition where color harmony,
quality of material, and arrangement were so skillfully dis-
played, yet your chairman cannot pass over the beauty of the
rose room (Paul Revere Hall). Here the grouping of the
classes in large vases so that visitors could go around them and
come into close contact with the flowers themselves and feel-
ing that they had a close-up of the entire exhibition, made a
complete harmony, and as the great displays at each end were
added nothing could be wanting from the picture with the ex-
ception of a better type of vase for the classes.
Your chairman would like to make some recommendations
for coming flower shows, believing that future committees
will welcome anything that gives them a chance to make a
Looking back to the Spring Show of 1932, which was held in
our own hall and made a profit of $15,000 on a total atten-
dance of 41,000, your chairman sometimes wonders if the huge
effort and expenditure at Mechanics Building are in keeping
with the little extra that is made over and above the profit of
the 1932 show. Possibly this is not quite the way to look at the
matter, for in the Spring Show at Mechanics Building there is
a certain get together of all the horticultural interests that
would not be possible in our much more restricted place. Yet
your chairman recalls as one of the greatest feats of showman-
ship the Japanese garden arranged in our hall by James F. M.
Farquhar in 1912, when the whole hall was treated as a unit.
The visitors, all going one way, passed through by the thou-
There is a possibility of having two major shows at our hall,
one in March, and one in February, when at least we would
not run the chances of failure that we now run in the larger
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show at Mechanics Building. The fact that this year summer-
like weather on the last three days cut our attendance severely
should lead us to consider some other possibility or at least
Your chairman believes that if the larger show is held it
should be as early as possible in March and run five days, be-
ginning on the first day at noon.
Never before has the garden club section worked out in a
more harmonious and pleasing picture than was arranged this
year at the Spring Show. The gardens of the 18th century
grouped about a summer house were delightful in their old
time charm and your chairman wishes to take this occasion to
compliment the chairwomen of this section for the efficient, fric-
tionless manner in which the exhibit was staged. It was a joy
to be associated with this group.
It is doubtful if ever has our show had such remarkable pub-
licity. This was handled most efficiently by our able secretary,
Mr. E. I. Farrington. One feature was the creation of interest
in the show through the country papers.
In closing this brief report, your chairman brings to an end
five years of membership on this committee, the last as its chair-
man ; it has been a very pleasant relationship and he wishes to
sincerely thank all those with whom he has associated in the
work. In our efficient manager, Mr. Nehrling, he has the high-
est confidence and has enjoyed to the fullest the contacts with
him on this committee. Mr. Webster, our beloved president,
he wishes to thank for this opportunity to serve the Society for
as Mr. Webster said in his last report "Service is the chief func-
tion of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society." So it is for
us to serve the Society and in this service your chairman has
passed some of his happiest relations.
Wilfrid Wheeler, Chairman
Report of the Prize Committee
The Prize and Exhibition Committees, as well as many ex-
hibitors, feel that gold medals have been given so freely as to
lessen their value. With the thought of enhancing the value of
the society's medals, the Prize Committee, therefore, advises
that the gold medal be given henceforth only to exhibits of ex-
ceptional distinction, taking into consideration the element of
improvement over what has been shown before, either by the
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same or another exhibitor. Under no circumstances should a
gold medal be given for an exhibit inferior to the standard al-
ready set in the past. Our silver medal will be awarded for
exhibits of outstanding merit and the bronze medal for those
of high average value. In this way, our bronze and silver
medals will be more highly appreciated.
Elimination two years ago of the plan by which the score
was made the basis of medal awards has not resulted in lessen-
ing the number of medals awarded, even though the Prize Com-
mittee has the authority to award medals irrespective of scores
and recommendations submitted by the judges, the reason be-
ing that most exhibitors find it impossible to relinquish the idea
of expecting a medal to accompany a high score. Our last show
developed the realization that high scoring exhibitors experi-
enced no satisfaction in receiving our silver or bronze medals.
It may not be generally known to all interested in the judg-
ing of the Spring Flower Show that it is not the Prize Commit-
tee but the Exhibition Committee which decides what scale of
points they wish used in judging each exhibit. Great care and
consideration is given to the writing of the schedule and the
basis on which the judging shall be done.
Where imponderable, intangible, values in aesthetics are
involved, the artist should determine the relative values under
the terms of the program and notify the Exhibition Committee
as to the basis on which they wish the exhibit judged and this
will be entered on his judging sheet.
It is the custom of the Prize Committee to select judges they
think qualified to judge various aspects of an exhibit such as
horticultural merit, rare varieties, aesthetic effect of artistic
Judges will be asked to make full comments regarding the
merit of one factor or another of an exhibit. They will also be
asked to advise for horticultural and cultural awards.
After weighing the matter carefully, the Prize Committee
has decided that real benefit will be accomplished, both for the
show and for exhibitors, if the awarding of the society's medals
by the Prize Committee is put off until after the first day of the
Spring show. This should tend to prolong interest in exhibitors'
William Elleky, Chairman
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Report of the Committee on the Exhibition of the Products
of Children's Gardens
More general individual interest is needed in the show the
children give each August in Horticultural Hall, Boston. Most
of us like to work with children especially to encourage them
in their work. A few years ago, a fine little garden was shown
from the North End of Boston, where dolls were watering the
plants and otherwise enjoying themselves. The children were
helped in making this by a lady of Boston who must have taken
delight in her work, it was so good. Another year a fine desert
scene was shown in California by a Roxbury girl. Then there
was a Cape Cod cottage put up by two boys and giving a charm
to the Lecture Hall.
This year all these special interesting little shows were lack-
ing. Yet they are good for the children, in taxing their interest
and ingenuity. Is there not some lady in Boston who would
like to offer a special prize for these interesting individual
shows put up by the children?
Another feature of the show which was not so good in 1937
as before was the exhibition of named wild flowers, but it may
have been largely owing to the drought and extreme heat of the
summer. A large and excellent exhibit of flowers was shown by
Sandra Newland of Roslindale. This included fifty varieties,
among which was an unusual sunflower, yellow and burnt
orange in color. Dennis Crowley made an effective display
from the children's garden in Waban, with a background of
cornstalks and marigolds. Vegetables and other flowers were
displayed. Brockton, as usual, won first prize for its harmoni-
ously arranged flowers and vegetables. It also had the second
prize this year.
As a whole, the exhibition was good, but as I looked over
the hall I felt that there were not as many flowers as in other
years, which was probably owing to the drought. As I came
away, I felt that more individual interest should be taken in
these children's shows by the good people of Boston.
Marion Roby Case, Chairman
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The Result of the Balloting
At 6 P.M. the polls were closed, seventy-three votes having
been cast, and the following were declared elected.
President, Edwin S. Webster.
Vice President, William E. Ellery.
Trustees, Samuel J. Goddard, Dr. Elmer D. Merrill, Harold
S. Ross, Mrs. Bayard Thayer, William Prescott Wolcott.
The revised by-laws submitted for action at this meeting
were declared to have been adopted by vote of 71 to 2. The
meeting was then adjourned.
1900 Dr. Henry S. Peitchett, New York.
1925 D. M. Andrews, Boulder, Colorado.
1925 Rudolph D. Anstead, Bournemouth, England.
1921 J. F. Bailey, Director of the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide,
1889 De. L. H. Bailey, Ithaca, New York.
1925 F. R. S. Balfoue, F. L. S., Dawyck, Stobo, Tweeddale,
1911 W. J. Bean, 2, Mortlake Road, Kew, England.
1918 Desire Bois, Paris, France.
1925 I. H. Buekill, F.L.S., "Clova," Fetcham Park, Leather-
head, Surrey, England.
1921 Feed J. Chittenden, Royal Horticultural Society, Vin-
cent Square, Westminster, London, England.
1925 Woon Young Chun, Sun Yatsen University, Canton,
1925 Henei Coeeevon, Geneva, Switzerland.
1925 G. W. Daenell-Smith, Director of the Sydney Botanic
Gardens, Sydney, New South Wales.
1925 Heney F. duPont, Winterthur, Delaware.
1925 Pierre S. duPont, Wilmington Delaware.
1925 Charles C. Eley, M.A., F.L.S., Suffolk, England.
1925 I. B. Pole Evans, C.M.G., Chief of Division and Director
Botanical Survey, Pretoria, South Africa.
1925 G. Fraser, Ucluelet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
1925 W. G. Freeman, B.S.C., F.L.S., Imperial Institute, South
Kensington, London S.W.7, England.
1900 Beverly T. Galloway, Department of Agriculture,
1918 Professor N. E. Hansen, Brookings, South Dakota.
1911 Professor U. P. Hedrick, Geneva, New York.
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1925 Sir Arthur W. Hill, K.C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., Royal
Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, England.
1925 Professor H. H. Hu. Fan Memorial Institute of Biology,
1925 Mrs. C. L. Hutchinson, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
1925 Charles W. Knight, Oakdale, New York.
1921 C. E. Lane-Poole, Canberra, Australia.
1911 M. Emile Lemoine, Nancy, France.
1918 J. Horace McFarland, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
1925 John McLaren, San Francisco, California.
1925 Mrs. William Mercer, Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
1925 Dr. Kingo Miyabe, Imperial University, Sapparo, Japan.
1898 Sir Frederick W. Moore, F.L.S., Willbrook House, Rath-
farnham, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
1918 Dr. George T. Moore, Botanical Gardens, St. Louis,
1925 F. Cleveland Morgan, Montreal, Canada.
1925 M. L. Parde, Nogent-sur-Vernisson (Loiret), France.
1906 Lt.-Col. Sir David Prain, C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., War-
lingham, Surrey, England.
1925 Miss Isabella Preston, Ottawa, Canada.
1925 Johannes Rafn, Skovfrokontoret, Copenhagen, Den-
1906 Dr. Henry N. Ridley, C.M.G., F.R.S., F.L.S., Kew,
1925 Camillo Schneider, Gartenschonheit, Berlin-Westend,
1925 F. L. Skinner, Dropmore, Manitoba.
1925 Sir William Wright Smith, F.L.S., Royal Botanic
Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland.
1893 Professor William Trelease, Urbana, Illinois.
1918 F. Gomer Waterer, Knaphill, Surrey, England.
1925 Cyril T. White, Government Botanist, Brisbane,
1919 J. C. Williams, Gorran, Cornwall, England.
1921 Gurney Wilson, Secretary Royal Horticultural Society
Orchid Committee, Vincent Square, - London S. W. 1,
1925 John C. Wister, Germantown, Pennsylvania.
1925 Major A. C. T. Woodward, Bewdley, Worcestershire,
The following names were added to the membership rolls
Abbott, Mrs. Stanley N., Hamilton,
Adams, Mr. Charles J., Dedham,
Adams, Mrs. E. Gerald, Bellows
Addison, Mrs. Amy, Winthrop, Mass.
Ahlgren, Mrs. Wesley C, Stoughton,
Alexander, Mr. George, Grosse
Pointe Shores, Mich.
Alexander, Mr. John, Swampscott,
Alger, Mr. N. A., South Easton,
Allen, Mrs. C. Temple Jr., West
Allen, Mr. G. M.. Medford, Mass.
Allen, Mr. Herbert S., Manchester,
Allen, Miss Sally S., Dorchester,
Allen, Mr. Willis, Norwood, Mass.
Alley, Miss Evelyn L., Hyde Park,
Almquist, Mr. Henning, Quincy,
Andersen, Mrs. Arthur, Newton
Andrew, Mrs. Lawrence C, Portland,
Andrews, Mr. Francis M., Water-
Angus, Mrs. George R., Waban,
Anthony, Mr. Nathan, Boston, Mass.
Appel, Mrs. Richard G., Cambridge,
Applebee, Mrs. Louie G., East Lynn,
Appleton, Mr. Joseph D., Roxbury,
Arkin, Miss Fannie, Sharon, Mass.
Arroll, Mr. George James, Swamp-
Ashton, Mrs. Harry, Medford, Mass.
Atwell, Mr. Vernon J., Melrose,
Aubin, Mrs. H. Ralph, Belmont,
Avakian, Mrs. Charles, Arlington,
Ayling, Miss Edith C, Waban,
Ayres, Mrs. Samuel, Cohasset, Mass.
Babb, Mrs. Edward M., Portland,
Babson, Mr. Paul T., Wellesley,
Backus, Miss Maud E., Newton
*Backus, Mrs. Standish, Grosse
Bacon, Mr. George A., Longmeadow,
Bacon, Miss Nellie L., Winthrop,
Badger, Miss Annie W., Marble-
Bailey, Mr. Norman S., Newton
Bair, Mrs. M. W., Bristol, R. I.
Baker, Mrs. Edna A., Needham,
Balch, Mr. Orson, Boston, Mass.
Baldwin, Mrs. Walter F., Waltham,
Barber, Mrs. Walter H., Melrose
Barry, Mrs. Charles Arthur, Welles-
ley Hills, Mass.
Bartlett, Miss Stella, Dorchester,
Barton, Mr. Charles, Upton, Mass.
Batchelder, Mr. Charles F., Peter-
boro, N. H.
Batcheller, Mrs. Nellie F., East
Bateman, Miss Eleanor W., Boston,
Bates, Mrs. Philip K., Belmont,
Batty, Mrs. Eva H., York Village,
Bauer, Mrs. Walter, Waban, Mass.
Bauernfeind, Mrs. Lillie, Medford,
Beales, Mrs. Hubert, South Poland,
*Beals, Mrs. Ruth Dutcher,
Beames, Mr. Oswald H., Falmouth,
Beardsley, Miss Constance, Boston,
Beck, Mrs. Herbert C, West Rox-
Becker, Mr. Stanton H., Roslindale,
Belcher, Mrs. W. H., West Med-
Bell, Mr. John A., Reading, Mass.
Bell, Mrs. John A., Reading, Mass..
Bennett, Mr. S. F., Wrentham, Mass.
Bense, Mrs. William A., Canton,
Benson, Miss Ethel, Dover, Mass.
Berston, Mr. Jacob, Melrose., Mass.
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Bessom, Miss Gertrude F., South
Bevington, Mrs. John H., Methuen,
Bickley, Miss Fanny E., Fall River,
Bigelow, Mrs. Nelson, Westwood,
Biggart, Mr. William L., Needham,
Bigwood, Miss Virginia, Dorchester,
Billingsley, Mrs. Joe K., Newton
Bingham, Mrs. Herbert B., Waltham,
Bissell, Miss Elizabeth, Westwood,
Bixby, Mr. Harvey A., West
Black, Mr. Herman A., Melrose,
Black, Mr. John B., Hyde Park,
Blake, Miss Beatrice F., Maiden,
Blanchard, Mrs. George W., Bel-
Blanchard, Mrs. Otis, Woburn,
Blood, Miss Ellen F., Brookline,
Blossom, Miss Elizabeth T., Boston,
Blunt, Mr. Joseph H., Andover,
Bodge, Mrs. W. C, Auburndale,
Borowski, Mr. Ernest H., Norwood,
Bossom, Mrs. Campbell, Belmont,
Boucher, Mrs. Ovila, New Bedford,
Bowditch, Miss Caroline P., New-
Bowen, Miss Constance J., Boston,
Bowers, Miss Bessie L., Camden,
Bowman, Mrs. Edward F., Boston,
Boyd, Mrs. Ernest, Waltham, Mass.
*Boyer-Miller, Mrs. R., Wenham,
Boyle, Mrs. F. W., Medford, Mass.
Boynton, Mrs. George H., Belmont,
Brady, Mrs. Myra, Brookline, Mass.
Branliere, Mrs. Mary Stickney,
Brewer, Miss Amy E., Marion, Mass.
Brewer, Mrs. George E. Jr.,
Briggs, Mrs. Frederick H.. Boston,
Briggs, Mr. Henry H., Melrose,
Brigham, Miss Eleanor, Boston,
Brimer, Mrs. Wallace E., Andover.
Brock, Mr. Leon, Palmer, Mass.
Brodhead, Mrs. John C, Roslindale,
Brooks, Mrs. Everett N., Newton
Lower Falls, Mass.
Brooks, Mrs. F. H., South Lincoln,
Brophy, Mrs. William F., Boston,
Broughall, Mr. Patrick E., Milton,
Brown, Mrs. Albert, Saugus. Mass.
Brown, Mr. Alden K., Stratford,
Brown, Mr. Edward T., Marble-
Brown, Mr. Henry E.. Marblehead,
Brown, Mrs. Ida M., Boston, Mass.
Brown, Mrs. John F., Lakeport,
Brown, Mr. Raymond A.. West
Brown, Mrs. Robert E.. Andover.
Bruorton, Mrs. Charles, Salem,
Buchheister, Mrs. Carl W., Hingham,
Buffum, Mrs. F. I., North Hanover,
Burks, Mr. Dana Jr.. Slatersville,
Burrus, Mrs. Russell L., Quincy,
Bush, Mrs. J. N. D., Cambridge,
Buss, Miss Kate, Medford, Mass.
Bye. Mr. Andrew, Beverly, Mass.
Cabot, Mr. George. New York City
Cain, Mr. Theron I., East Wey-
Calnek, Mrs. F., Boston. Mass.
Cameron, Mrs. Mabel P., Belmont,
Campbell, Mrs. John W., Brookline,
Campbell. Miss Minnie W., New-
Cannaway, Mrs. Pi-obert, Rockland.
Capithorn, Mrs. Harry K., Laconia.
Carder, Mrs. H. A., Groton, Mass.
Carey, Mrs. Jane E., Brockton,
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Carlsson, Miss Helen T., Canton,
Carpenter, Miss Adelaide H., Need-
Carpenter, Mr. Donald W., West
Carr, Mr. Walter D., Wellesley Hills,
Carter, Mr. Lyon, Lexington, Mass.
Carter, Miss Ruth S., Lexington.
Casey, Mr. Bartholomew, Bridge-
Cate, Mrs. Norman G., Auburndale,
Catlin, Miss Ruth F., Wellesley,
Cave, Mrs. James H., Dover, Mass.
Chadsey, Mrs. Maude M., Roxbury,
Chamberlain, Mrs. Allen, Pigeon
Champlin, Mrs. William H.,
Rochester, N. H.
Chandler, Mrs. Paul A., Auburndale,
Chapin, Mrs. Sarah D., Waltham,
Chase, Miss Alice G., Cambridge,
Chase, Mrs. F. S., Melrose, Mass.
Cheney, Mrs. Harry M., Concord,
Chesley, Miss Bertha B., Lynn,
Chick, Mrs. Walter G., Roslindale,
Chickering, Mrs. James H., Dover,
Child, Miss Florence B., Somerville,
Churchill, Mrs. Clifford G., Welles-
ley Hills, Mass.
Clark, Mr. Ellery H. Jr., Boston,
Clark, Miss Frances, Stoughton,
Clark, Miss Virginia R., Lexington,
Clarke, Miss Martha, Boston, Mass.
Cleary, Mr. Francis E., West Rox-
Coates, Mr. George E., Swampscott,
Cogan, Dr. William D., Cambridge,
Cogger, Mr. Thomas, Saugus, Mass.
Coit, Mrs. George, Winchester,
Coit, Miss Lucia, Winchester, Mass.
Colbath, Mrs. Henry, Tewksbury,
Cole, Mrs. Richard B., Newton
Collamore, Miss Florence M.,
Collier, Mr. Sargent, Boston, Mass.
Collins, Mrs. Fred M., Swampscott,
Collins, Mrs. Warren E. Jr., Roslin-
Colprit, Mr. Ernest S., Dover, N. H.
Colton, Miss Dorothea, Jamaica
Compton, Miss Minnie, Newton Cen-
Compton, Mrs. Winifred Warren,
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Comstock, Mrs. Daniel Frost,
Conant, Miss Bessie G., Whitman,
Connors, Mr. John, Wakefield, Mass.
Conway, Mrs. Harry, Harding,
Coore, Mrs. Beatrice K., Lawrence,
Corbett, Mrs. Margaret, Billerica,
Cote, Mr. Joseph D., Danvers, Mass.
Co wen, Miss Lilian D., Taunton,
Cragin, Mr. S. Albert, Reading,
Craig, Mrs. Marguerite M., North
Crites, Mrs. Lloyd L. Hyde Park,
Crocker, Mrs. George Jr., Brookline,
Crockett, Mrs. Albert S., Winchester,
Crockett, Mrs. Jessie Flagg, Ports-
mouth, N. H.
Crowninshield, Mrs. B. B., Marble-
Cumming, Mr. Alex Jr., Bristol,
Curtis, Mrs. Fred, North Abington,
Curtis, Mr. Harold, Somerville,
Cyr, Mr. Leo R., Rumford, Maine
Daggett, Miss Mary A., Cambridge,
Dailey, Mrs. Chester W., Brockton,
Daly, Mrs. Priscilla, Boston, Mass.
Dana, Mrs. Arthur P., South Yar-
Daniels, Mr. Melvin, Beverly, Mass.
Darling, Mrs. Arthur B., Andover,
Darling, Mr. Cyrus, Westboro, Mass.
Davidson, Mrs. Addie M., Brookline,
Davidson, Mrs. Earl E., Chestnut
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Davis, Miss Carrie A., Jamaica
Davis, Mr. Chester A., North
Hampton, N. H.
Davis, Mr. Clarence, Concord, N. H.
Davis, Miss Virginia C, Roxbury,
Day, Miss Annie F., Boston, Mass.
Day, Mrs. John B. W., Westford,
Dedrick, Miss Jessie L., Pigeon
Dennis, Mrs. A. L. P., Seine In-
Dennison, Mr. Albert F., Dedham,
Denny, Mrs. E. Arthur, Worcester,
Densmore, Mrs. J. M., Newton Cen-
Denton, Mr. Robert M.,
Deschenes, Mrs. Homer, Swampscott,
Despres, Mrs. Mary Louise. Law-
Devine, Dr. Winifred M., Lowell,
Dewey, Mrs. Herbert H., Schenec-
tady, New York
Dewey, Mr. Robert C, Gardner,
Dexter, Mr. Arthur L., Auburn,
Dexter, Miss Rose L., Boston, Mass.
Dexter, Mr. Walter C, Mattapoisett,
Dey, Mr. Dexter G., Westwood,
Dibbins, Mrs. Samuel A., Lowell,
Dickson, Mr. B. H. 3d, Weston,
Dillingham, Mrs. Norman S., Beach
Dobson, Miss Rose L., Hyde Park,
Dodge, Mr. George E., Watertown,
Donahoe, Mrs. Mary E., North
Dow, Mr. C. W., Beach Bluff, Mass.
Dow, Mr. Hale Macomber, West-
Driscoll, Miss Mary J., West Rox-
Duff, Mrs. Mark M., New Bedford,
Dupont, Mr. Charles T., Everett,
Dutton, Miss Mabel Ober, Fairhaven,
Dvorak, Mr. Charles, Fairhaven,
Eaton, Mr. Edwin Choate, Auburn-
Eaton, Mrs. Margaret, Winchester,
Eckhardt, Mrs. Charles, Islington,
Eckman, Mrs. John, Roxbury, Mass.
Eddy, Mrs. Clinton L., West Newton,
Eddy, Mr. Jesse G., Pittsfield, Mass.
Eddy, Mr. Sherman W., Avon, Conn.
Eldridge, Mrs. S. E., Melrose,
Eliason, Miss A. Florence, Glouce-
Ellery, Mr. Lawrence, Keene, N. H.
Elliot, Mr. D. Weston, Boston, Mass.
Elliot, Mrs. Joseph K., Needham,
Elliott, Mr. John S., Dover, N. H.
Elliott, Mrs. Robert R., Winchester,
Ellis, Mrs. Charles A., Bradford,
Ellis, Mr. Chester, Braintree, Mass.
Ellis, Mrs. Mabel E., Arlington,
Ellis, Miss Mary G., Cambridge,
Emerson, Mr. A. S., Milford, N. H.
Emerson, Miss Florence M., Wolla-
Emery, Miss Constance, Portland,
Engelmann, Mr. Carl S., Essex,
Erickson, Mr. Clifton W., Brockton,
Estes, Mr. Kendall S., Plymouth,
Eustis, Mrs. Richard S., Chestnut
Evans, Mr. John, Milton, Mass.
Evans, Mrs. Miner H. A., Wellesley
Ewing, Mrs. Charles, Milton, Mass.
Fahnley, Mr. Paul, Arlington
Fairbanks, Mrs. Edwin P., Westboro,
*Farley, Mrs. John Wells, Needham,
Farley, Mrs. Mary E., Amherst,
Fenno, Mrs. C. P., Winchester,
Ferdinand, Mr. L. W., South
Ferguson, Mrs. Clem H., Lexington,
Fernald, Mrs. Guy G., West Con-
Fife, Mr. Frederick, Amherst, Mass.
Fife, Mr. George, Attleboro, Mass.
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Finn, Miss Mary F., Revere, Mass.
Finnerty, Mr. Fred J., Haverhill,
Fischer, Mr. Frederic L., Lexington,
Fish, Mrs. E. R., Windsor, Conn.
Fisher, Mr. A. N., Jamaica Plain,
Fisher, Mrs. C. W., Haverhill, Mass.
Fisher, Mr. Wesley A., Saugus,
Fisher, Mrs. William, South Boston,
Fitz, Mrs. Reginald, Brookline,
*FitzGerald, Mrs. Stephen S., Au-
Flagg, Miss Abby E., Hollis, N. H.
Flahive, Mr. Chester G., Somerville,
Flannery, Mr. Thomas, Newton Cen-
Fletcher, Mr. Ernest A., East
Fletcher, Miss Issa, Everett, Mass.
Flint, Mr. Henry R., Lincoln.
Flint, Mr. John G., Chestnut Hill,
Flint, Mrs. John G., Chestnut Hill,
Flynn, Mrs. Ann D., Medford, Mass.
Foley, Miss Margaret M., Brighton,
Forbes, Mr. Francis W., East Milton,
Forgie, Mrs. Fraser R., Auburndale,
Foorgie, Mrs. James T., West Rox-
Foster, Mrs. Maxwell E., South
Foye, Rev. Otis W., D. D., Dorches-
France, Miss Ethel B., New Bed-
Francis, Mr. Bradford Gale, Maiden,
Frankenstein, Mr. S. Frank, Brook-
Fraser, Dr. George E., Shawsheen
Fraser, Mr. Richard A., Framing-
ham Center, Mass.
Freeman, Miss Winifred M., Beverly,
French, Mrs. Howard D., Amherst,
French, Miss Katharine, Boston,
Friberg, Mr. Carleton R., Roslin-
Frymoyer, Mr. W. W., Foxboro,
Frost, Mrs. Ferdinand A., Haver-
Frost, Mr. Richard L., Rockport,
Fuller, Miss Elizabeth S., Newton,
Fuller, Miss Patricia, Boston, Mass.
Furlong, Mrs. Maud, Boston, Mass.
Furniss, Mr. George B., Oakland,
Furniss, Mrs. Mabel A., Squantum,
Gade, Mrs. Horace, Concord, Mass.
Gale, Mr. Edwards J., Boston, Mass.
Gamsby, Mrs. C. Larratt, Ocala,
Gaposchkin, Mr. Sergei, Lexington,
Gardner, Deaconess, Edgartown,
Garland, Mr. Alton C, Dedham,
Garrison, Miss Rhoda, Waban,
Garrison, Mrs. William L. Jr., West
Gaskill, Mrs. Walter W., Belmont,
Gates, Mr. Selvyn, Waltham, Mass.
Gay, Miss Mary L., North Attle-
Gebauer, Mr. Carl W. Jr., Roslin-
Geddes, Mr. Frank F., East Milton,
Genereux, Mr. Paul, East Lynn,
Gere, Mr. William H., Northampton,
Gertsch, Mr. Paul H., Gloucester,
Gibbs, Miss Laura R., Boston
Gifford, Miss Ida Eliot, South Dart-
Gilbert, Mr. S. Alpheus, Norwich,
Giles, Mrs. Howard, South Wood-
Gilman, Miss Alice. Lowell, Mass.
Gilman, Miss Cyvia, Boston, Mass.
Gilmore, Mr. Albert F., Boston,
Girdler, Miss Elizabeth L., Beverly,
Glendy, Dr. R. E., Chestnut Hill,
Glover, Mrs. George E., Newton-
Glover, Mrs. W. H., Lawrence,
Goddard, Mr. James B., Wellesley
Goerner, Mrs. G. W., Chestnut Hill,
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Goldsmith, Miss Bessie P., Andover,
Goodrich, Mr. Hugh H., Lowell,
Goodspeed, Mrs. Harry B., Wor-
Gordon, Mr. John, Mattapan, Mass.
Gosselin, Mr. A. Edmond, Spring-
. field, Mass.
Gowron, Mr. John A., Salem, Mass.
Graves, Miss Irene, Bridgewater,
Gray, Mrs. Douglas M., Waban,
Green, Mrs. Albert, Worcester,
Greene, Mr. H. H., Worcester, Mass.
Greene, Mrs. Henry Copley, Cam-
Greene, Mrs. I. Lloyd, Brookline,
Greenough, Mrs. Alfred, Mount
Desert P. O., Maine
Griffin, Mrs. Lucy F., Winthrop,
Griffith, Miss Josephine, Milton,
Haake, Mr. Herbert F., Auburndale,
Hagan, Miss Ann, Providence, R. I.
Hale, Mrs. Henry M., Newton Cen-
Hale, Mrs. Richard K., Brookline,
Halkler, Mr. William, Dublin, N. H.
Hall, Miss Edith E., Roxbury, Mass.
Hall, Mr. George D., Newton Centre,
Hall, Miss Martha E., Dorchester,
Hall, Mrs. W. L., West Newton,
Hammar, Mr. Maurice C, Nashua,
Hampton, Mrs. A. O., Arlington,
Hanigan, Mrs. Edward, Newton
Lower Falls, Mass.
Hanks, Miss Lenda T., Middleboro,
Hans, Mr. Egbert, North Billerica,
Hanson, Miss Edith M., Medford,
Hanson, Mrs. Paul, Lexington,
Harding, Mrs. Edgar, Beverly
Hardy, Miss Ruth W., Putney, Ver-
Harmer, Mrs. Torr Wagner, Win-
Harrington, Mrs. Alice B., West
Harris, Mrs. Charles A., Hanover,
Harris, Miss Mabel E., Waverley,
Harrison, Mrs. Fosdick, Canton,
Hartman, Mrs. John, Shirley Cen-
Haskell, Miss M. L., South Boston,
Haskell, Mrs. Roger S., Marblehead,
Hatch, Mrs. W. P., Boston, Mass.
Hatfield, Mrs. LeRoy, Braintree,
Hauthaway, Mrs. C. L., West
Havemeyer, Mrs. Arthur, Groton,
Hawkins, Miss Jessie M., Fairhaven,
Haynes, Mrs. Winthrop P., Boxford,
Hayward, Mrs. R. W., Hanover,
Hebard, Mr. Franklin Adrian, Ply-
Hebblethwaite, Miss Edith, Dor-
Heckman, Mrs. Maddelon, West
Hegan, Miss Clara G., Somerville,
Hegan, Mr. J. H., Assinippi, Mass.
Henderson, Mr. Everett Spencer,
Hermanson, Mrs. Joseph L., Brook-
Hersey, Miss Ethel Gordon, Win-
Hewitt, Mrs. C. C, Brookline,
Hewitt, Mr. George, Jamaica Plain,
Hickey, Mr. Maurice F., Chestnut
Highley, Mrs. Harry, Medford,
Hill, Mr. A. S., Cambridge, Mass.
Hill, Mrs. Charles E., Dover, N. H.
Hill, Mrs. Kenneth B., Hingham,
Hillson, Mrs. Louis, Allston, Mass.
Hobart, Mrs. Richard B., Concord,
Hodges, Mrs. Charles E. Jr.,
Beverly Farms, Mass.
Hoisington, Mrs. H. S., Keene, N. H.
Holcomb, Mr. Newton, Southwick,
Holden, Miss Dorothy, Melrose
Holden, Miss Hazel N., Melrose,
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
*Hollingsworth, Mrs. Ellis, Marble-
head Neck, Mass.
Hollis, Mrs. Charles B., Boston,
Holman, Mrs. John, Scituate, Mass.
Holmes, Mr. Charles L., Newton,
Holmes, Miss Elizabeth P., Brook-
Holmes, Mrs. Henry W., Cambridge,
Holscher, Mr. Herman R., Provi-
dence, R. I.
Honeywell, Mr. S. G., Delhi, New
Hopkins, Mrs. A. Lawrence, Cam-
Horan, Mr. William F., South Bos-
Horton, Mr. Irvin, Hingham, Mass.
Hough, Mrs. B. K., Brookline,
Houghton, Mrs. Amory, Marion,
Howard, Mr. Frank, Natick, Mass.
Howard, Mrs. Ralph, Wellesley,
Howe, Mrs. Benjamin, Reading,
Howe, Mrs. H. L., Brookline, Mass.
Howe, Mr. Richard W., Arlington,
Howison, Mrs. Gertrude, Milford,
Hubbard, Mrs. Henry V., Milton,
Hudson, Mrs. Paul G., West Rox-
Hughes, Mrs. J. Tandy, Lexington,
Hugil, Miss Emilie, Brookline,
Hull, Miss Edith L., Newton,
Hunt, Mrs. Alice W., South Easton,
Hunter, Mrs. Margaret R., Roslin-
Hurd, Mrs. William R., Beverly,
Hutton, Mrs. E. W., Arlington,
Iarrobino, Mr. E., Swampscott,
Ilfeld, Mrs. Lawrence, West Newton,
Ingold, Mr. Jack, Madison, Wiscon-
Irvine, Mr. Francis T., Antrim,
Jackson, Mrs. A. M., Winchester,
Jackson, Mr. Perry S. S., West
Jenkinson, Mrs. Henry, Rehoboth,
Jennings, Mrs. A. F., Winthrop,
Jewett, Miss Barbara Stevens,
Johanson, Mr. Herman, Brookline,
Johanson, Mrs. Roy T., Melrose,
Johnson, Mr. Alfred, Hyde Park,
Johnson, Mrs. George V., South
Johnson, Mrs. J. A., West Roxbury,
Johnson, Miss Katherine H., Lowell,
Johnston, Major T. J., Cambridge,
Jones, Mr. Edward R., Waterbury,
Joplin, Dr. Robert J., Chestnut
Joslin, Mrs. Theodore G., Wash-
ington, D. C.
Joyce, Mrs. Peter H., Brookline,
Karplus, Mrs. Edward, Watertown,
Kee, Mrs. Allan N., Newton, Mass.
Keene, Mrs. Charles G., West Rox-
Keene, Miss Clara R., Brighton,
Keith, Mrs. Andrew J., Dedham,
Keith, Mrs. George Knowlton, Graf-
Keiver, Mrs. Osmund O., Swamp-
Kelley, Mr. Milton E., Chestnut
Kemp, Mrs. George H., Natick,
Kenison, Mr. Ralph M., Walpole,
Kennedy, Miss Alicia E. M., Brook-
Kennedy, Mrs. Carl Y., Bath, Maine
Kennedy, Miss Kathleen A.,
Kenyon, Mr. Harold G., Pittsfield,
Keown, Mr. Arthur D., Wilkinson-
Keyes, Mrs. Langley C, Winchester,
Kimball, Miss Alice, Newtonville,
King, Mr. Ernest, Needham Heights,
King, Mrs. Hervey W., Milton,
XEW MEMBERS. 1937
King. Miss Isabelle. Belmont, Mass.
Kingman. Mrs. James, Xewton High-
Kingman. Mrs. Lauren C, West
Kinsman. Dr. Ada R.. Cambridge.
*Kitching. Mrs. Edward J., Mel-
Kittredge. Mrs. Henry R., Roslin-
Knight. Mrs. Perley E., Lynn. Mass.
Knight. Mrs. R. I., Beverly, Mass.
Knight. Mrs. Wallace L.. Portland,
Kondrat. Mr. W.. Medway, Mass.
Kotzschmar, Mrs. Herman, Boston.
Krone. Mr. Paul R., East Lansing,
Kyle. Mrs. Peter E.. Lexington.
LaCroix. Mrs. Morris F., Chestnut
Lane. Miss Florence M., Brookline.
Lane. Mr. Harry. Centerville. Mass.
Lane. Mrs. Walter A.. Milton. Mass.
Langley, Mr. Horace W. Jr., Xatick.
Lannefeld. Mrs. Walter E.. Arling-
Larson. Mrs. Laura E.. Saugus,
Lautten. Mrs. Harry, Bay Shore.
Long Island. X. Y.
Lawrence. Mrs. Carl A. P.. Groton.
Lawrence. Miss Madeleine. Boston.
Lazenby. Mr. Francis C. W.. Read-
Leach. Mrs. H. T.. Rumford. Maine
Lear. Mr. Harry W.. Danvers,
Leavitt. Mrs. Byron C. Millbrook.
Leavitt. Mrs. John S.. Dorchester,
Lee. Mrs. Madison. Danville,
Lee. Mr. Roland E., Pensacola.
Lehnherr. Mr. Earl R.. Brookline.
Leith, Mrs. Elizabeth B., Scituate,
Leland. Mrs. Oliver S.. West Xew-
Leonard, Mrs. Harriet C, Province-
Letourneau, Mr. Albert G., Marble-
Lewis, Miss Cait, Stratford. Conn.
Lewis. Mrs. George. Boston, Mass.
Liacos. Mrs. Vasil, Pepperell,
Libby. Mrs. Edward X.. Jamaica
Libby, Miss Sarah, West Roxbury,
Lieder. Mrs. F. W. C. Cambridge.
Liese, Miss Blanche I., West Acton.
Lightfoot. Miss Gladys M., Xew
Lincoln. Mr. Edwin C, Hingham.
Lincoln. Mr. Elbridge B.. Shirley.
Lincoln. Miss Helen A., Xorth
Lindenfelcer, Mrs. J. A.. Wollaston.
Lindstrom, Mr. Oscar. Attleboro,
Linehan. Mrs. Frances, Swampscott.
Lishon, Mrs. L. J.. Xewtonville.
Litchfield. Miss Margaret E., Xorth
Little. Mrs. Richard M.. East Wey-
Lockwood. Mrs. Dunbar, Boston.
Loder. Dr. Halsey B., Boston. Mass.
Lodding. Mrs. B. T.. Wollaston.
Loew. Mr. Elias M., Hyde Park,
Long. Mrs. Ada E.. Bedford. Mass.
Longmire. Mr. A. M.. West Somer-
Lord. Mr. Clifton F. Jr.. Everett,
Lord, Mrs. R. H. W., Woburn,
Loring. Mrs. Atherton Jr., Boston.
Loring, Mrs. David. Waban. Mass.
Loring, Miss Marjorie. Boston.
Loungway. R.ev. Ferdinand J.,
Jamaica Plain. Mass.
Loveland, Mrs. Sterling X., Xewton.
Lovell. Mrs. Howard B., Brookline.
Loveren, Miss A. Gertrude. Medford.
Lovett. Mr. Wallace R.. Melrose.
Lowe. Mrs. Millard D., Stoughton,
Lucas, Mr, William E., Allston.
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Lund, Mrs. Charles Carroll, Chest-
nut Hill, Mass.
Lyman, Mrs. Charles F. Jr., Marble-
MacAdden, Mr. W. T., Wellesley
MacAviney, Mrs. James B., Quincy,
MacBrayne, Mrs. Lewis E., Belmont,
MacColl, Mr. William B., Bristol,
MacDonald, Mrs. C. J., Dedham,
MacDonald, Mr. Colin F., Brockton,
MacFawn, Mr. Herbert T., East
Mackey, Mrs. Edward M., Boston,
Mackey, Miss Mary O., Cambridge,
MacLeod, Mr. Murdock, Arlington,
MacMeehan, Mrs. T. S., Sharon,
Macomber, Mrs. Alexander, Boston,
MacPhie, Mrs. E. I., West Newton,
Maddocks, Mrs. John A., Winchester,
Magee, Mr. J. Henderson, Wellesley
Maguire, Mrs. Peter J., Boston,
Mahoney, Mrs. Dennis J., Boston,
Margeson, Mrs. Harold L., Melrose,
Marlin, Mrs. J. E., Gloucester,
Marsden, Mr. Thomas A. Jr., Dur-
ham N. H.
Marsh, Dr. Daniel L., Brookline,
Marsh, Miss Mabel, Brookline,
Marshall, Miss Florence E.,
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Marshall, Mrs. Lewis C, Norwood,
Martin, Mr. Harold W., Weston,
Martin, Mrs. Harold W., Weston,
Martovana, Mrs. A. J., Chestnut
Marvel, Mrs. Harry E., Brookline,
Maryott, Mr. C. H., Augusta,
Mason, Mrs. Edward S., Cambridge,
Mason, Mrs. John Carlton, North
Masters, Mrs. J. E., Chestnut Hill,
Mather, Mrs. Eugene H., Brookline,
Matherson, Mrs. Sylvia, Middle-
Matthews, Mrs. Charles E. W., Ux-
Mattus, Mr. Frank, Worcester,
May, Mrs. Ralph, Cambridge, Mass.
Mayall, Mr. R. Newton, Cambridge,
Mayall, Mrs. R. Newton, Cambridge,
Mayberry, Mrs. Robert M., Lynn,
Maynard, Mrs. Sylvia H., Lynnfleld,
Mayo, Miss Marian K., Wellesley,
McBride, Mrs. Roena, Brownsville,
McCarthy, Mrs. Louis, Chestnut
McCarty, Mrs. Clinton A., Waban,
McClay, Mrs. Esther T., Mattapan,
McClunin, Mr. Fred A., Lexington.
McConville, Mr. Francis, Framing-
ham Center, Mass.
McGovern, Mrs. James, Winchester,
McGrath, Mrs. Matthew L., West
McKeen, Mrs. Ellis W., Conway,
McKenzie, Dr. Malcolm A., Am-
McKinney, Mrs. Harold N., Roxbury,
McLeod, Miss Dorothy C, Boston,
McLeod, Mrs. James, Waltham,
McLeod, Miss Margaret R., Roslin-
McLeod, Dr. Ralph C, Brockton,
McPhee, Miss Augusta, Rowley,
McPherson, Mrs. William P., Wor-
McQuaid, Mrs. S. A., North Billerica,
McSweeney, Dr. Daniel J., Milton,
Mead, Miss Elizabeth, Pittsfleld,
Meader, Mrs. W. Granville, North
Providence, R. I.
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Meek, Mrs. Dorothy T., East Natick,
Meigs, Mr. Ralph R., North Wil-
Mele, Mr. John, Weston, Mass.
Meloon, Mr. Alfred, New Castle,
Merrill, Mrs. John Prosper, Milton
Merritt, Miss Ella M., South Wey-
Miller, Mrs. Alice G., Reading,
Millikan, Mr. M. M., Newton Centre,
Milliken, Mrs. Warren, Wellesley
Mills, Miss Susan L., Boston, Mass.
Minns, Miss Grace W., Chestnut
Minott, Mrs. Charles V., Roxbury,
Modricker, Mrs. Mary E., Jamaica
Moller, Mrs. Kenneth, Milton, Mass.
Moloney, Mrs. James F., Swamp-
Moncure, Mr. Robert C, Alexandria,
Monroe, Mrs. John I., Brookline,
Moore, Mrs. E. Herman, Cambridge,
Moore, Mr. Walter F., Gloucester,
Moran, Mr. H. W., Rockland, Mass.
Moran, Mr. John B., Attleboro,
Morris, Mrs. Ira Nelson, New York
Morrison, Mr. Paul C, East Boston,
Morse, Miss Eleanor C, Milton,
Morse, Mrs. Sadie May, Marble-
head Neck, Mass.
Morse, Mrs. William G., Cambridge,
Morss, Mrs. Everett, Chestnut Hill,
Munday, Mr. Ernest F., Brighton,
Munro, Dr. Rose C, Boston, Mass.
Munroe, Mr. Duncan, Cambridge,
Munroe, Mrs. Philip A., Watertown,
Murphy, Mrs. J. A., Boston, Mass.
Murphy, Mrs. Richard F., Charles-
Murray, Mr. Henry S., Concord,
Murray, Mr. Thomas, Marblehead,
Musgrove, Miss Mary D., Bristol,
Myers, Mrs. Robert C, Newton
Lower Falls, Mass.
Nash, Mrs. S. A., Newton Centre,
Nason, Mrs. Chester, Hyde Park,
Nason, Mr. George P., Medford,
Neal, Mr. Forrest I., Quincy,
Neilson, Mrs. A. S., Chestnut Hill,
Nelson, Mr. John C, Framingham,
Newhall, Miss Avalena C, Hingham,
Newhall, Mrs. Herbert W., Lynn,
Newton, Mrs. Harland B., Lincoln,
Newton, Miss Hazel, Waltham,
Nichols, Miss Helen C, Harwich,
Nichols, Mrs. John H., Brookline,
Nichols, Mrs. John H. Jr., Newton
Nichols, Miss Mary L., Amesbury,
Noonan, Mr. John H., Boston, Mass.
Noone, Mrs. George H., Newton
Norris, Mrs. Richard, Chestnut Hill,
Norton, Mr. H. E., Lansing,
Norwood, Mrs. Charles Augustus,
Noyes, Mrs. Harry K., West Newton,
Nunan, Mrs. Thomas R., Newton
Nye, Mrs. William A., Boston
Nye, Mr. William F. Jr., Spring-
O'Brian, Miss Katharine P., Lowell,
O'Brien, Mrs. William S., Abington,
Odiorne, Mrs. John A., Wellesley
O'Donnell, Mr. Vincent, Lynn, Mass.
O'Hare, Mrs. James P., Chestnut
O'Keefe, Mrs. Philip T., Boston,
Oliver, Mr. Antone, Nantucket,
O'Moran, Mr. Paul, Revere, Mass.
Onthank, Miss Charlotte, North-
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Orlandini, Mrs. Vittorio, Boston,
O'Rourke, Miss Katharine D., Brock-
Osgood, Mrs. H. Bishop, Lexington,
Ouimet, Mr. Francis, Wellesley
Palmer, Mrs. R. Whitman, Boston,
Parker, Mrs. E. Allen, Newton
Lower Falls, Mass.
Parker, Miss Ednah B., Cambridge,
Parker, Mrs. John S., Charles River,
Parkinson, Mr. J. N., Methuen,
Parks, Mrs. T. Fulton, Wakefield,
Parsons, Mrs. W. J., Oakham, Mass.
Patch, Mr. James A., Carlisle,
Paterson, Mrs. Norman I., Newton
Lower Falls, Mass.
Patten, Mrs. Lewis W., Raynham,
Paul, Miss Ruth, Marshfield, Mass.
Peabody, Miss Gertrude W., Boston,
Peabody, Mrs. R. H., Middleton,
Peach, Mr. Channin, Foxboro, Mass.
Pearce, Mrs. Miriam B., Newton,
Pearson, Mrs. Ricardo M., Buenos
Aires, South America
Peck, Mr. Lucius B., Needham,
Pennells, Mrs. Henry B., Cohasset,
Peppeard, Miss Augusta, Boston,
Perkins, Mrs. G. Holmes, Boston,
Perry, Mrs. W. G., West Medford,
Peter, Mrs. Marc Jr., Boston, Mass.
Peterson, Mr. Edmund A., North
Pettit, Mrs. Kathreen Noyes, Fram-
ingham Centre, Mass.
Pfaelzer, Mrs. Franklin T. Jr.,
Phelps, Miss Eleanor, Wellesley,
Philbric, Mrs. Charles M., Salem,
Philbrick, Miss Helen, Wellesley
Phillips, Mrs. Arthur J., West Pea-
Phillips, Miss Helen E., West Pea-
Phippen, Mrs. Ina T., Belmont,
Phipps, Mrs. George R., Winchester,
Pickering, Mrs. Herbert R.,
Pierce, Mrs. C. Eaton, Hingham,
Pierce, Miss Marjorie, Lexington,
Pierce, Mr. Roger, Milton, Mass.
Pike, Mrs. Carleton, Boston, Mass.
Pillsbury, Mr. Frank E., West
Pinkus, Mr. Ralph, Bronx,
Plout, Mr. L. Ernest, Merrimac,
Pomeroy, Miss Grace L., Roxbury,
Porter, Mrs. Charles H,, Cambridge,
Potter, Mr. John, Hyde Park,
Potter, Mrs. William H. Jr.,
Potts, Mr. Harry L., Saugus, Mass.
Powers, Mrs. Edith F., Taunton,
Pratt, Mrs. Wallace W., Hingham
Pree, Mrs. Henry L., Hudson, Ohio
Preston, Mr. Raymond E., Lynn,
Prichard, Mrs. Josephine S.,
Pride, Mr. Edward W., West
Proctor, Miss Cora R., Dorchester,
Prouty, Mrs. George S., Watertown,
Purington, Mrs. Ellison S.,
Purinton, Mrs. George, New
Putnam, Miss Lena M., Framing-
Putnam, Mr. Willard S., Cohasset,
Quinn, Mrs. Edwin C, North
Racz, Miss Rosalind L., Cambridge,
Radack, Mr. Sigmond, Manchester,
Ramsey, Mr. W. K. f Worcester,
Rand, Mrs. Edward K., Cambridge,
Randall, Mr. Edward E., Reading,
Randall, Miss Margaret E„
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Randlett, Mrs. Harold S., Melrose,
Rankin, Mrs. W. F., Atlantic, Mass.
^Raymond, Mrs. Arthur C, Bass
Raymond, Dr. Mabel C, Wrentham,
Raymond, Mr. William A., South
Razee, Mr. A. W., Winchester, Mass.
Reed, Mrs. Charles W., Brookline,
Reichardt, Mr. Otis Norcross,
Rembaum, Mr. Joseph, Winthrop,
Renfrew, Mrs. Susan W., Cam-
Renn, Mrs. Richard J., Brockton,
Reynolds, Miss Gertrude, Brookline,
Reynolds, Mr. Thomas M., West
Rhees, Mrs. Morgan J., Boston,
Rhoades, Mrs. Herbert A., Brain-
Rice, Mrs. Edmund, Dover, Mass.
Rice, Miss Ellen C, Lancaster, Mass.
Rice, Miss Emily D., Brighton,
Rice, Mrs. George B., Brookline,
Rice, Mrs. Irving D., Dover, N. H.
Rich, Mrs. D. B., Newton Centre,
Rich, Mr. Howard, Atlantic, Maine
Richards, Mr. A., Wellesley, Mass.
Richards, Mr. Henry H., Groton,
Richardson, Mr. George E., Melrose
Richardson, Mrs. George E.,
Richardson, Mrs. H. H., Brookline,
Richardson, Miss Susan L.,
Richmond, Mrs. D. E.,
Ricker, Mrs. Myron J., Alfred,
Riley, Mrs. W. H., Marblehead,
Rissland, Mrs. Karl, Boston, Mass.
Ritchie, Mrs. Alva B., Chestnut Hill,
Robertson, Mrs. George, West
Robinson, Miss Alida L.,
Robinson, Mrs. Edward S.,
Robinson, Mrs. Hope D., Belmont,
Rogers, Mr. Chester G., Braintree,
Rogers, Mrs. W. Hubert, Brookline,
Rolfe, Mrs. Hay ward P., Newton,
Rosebault, Mrs. Charles J.,
Rosen, Mr. George H., Brookline,
Rosenfield, Mrs. Harold, Brookline,
Rosenthal, Mr. William,
Ross, Mr. Henry C, Boston, Mass.
Rouillard, Mr. Robert G.,
Roukes, Miss M. Gertrude, Melrose
Rowe, Mrs. William A., East
Rowley, Mrs. Charles F.,
Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Rumrill, Mr. Frank, Newton Center,
Russell, Mr. Frederick A., Boston,
Ruth, Mr. Fred R. ( Sharon, Mass.
Ryan, Miss Lucille, Rangeley, Maine
Ryan, Mrs. William F., West
Saabel, Mr. Klaus, Yonkers,
Safford, Mr. George, Wellesley
Sanborn, Mrs. Clifford, Norwood,
Sanborn, Miss Josephine L.,
Sanders, Mrs. Thomas H.,
Sanderson, Mr. Bennett, Littleton,
Sanford, Mr. S. N. F., Boston,
Sands, Mrs. Rachel, Beverly, Mass.
Saunders, Miss Frances, Belmont,
Saunders, Mrs. Frederick A.,
Sawyer, Mrs. Charles F., Dalton,
Say ward, Mrs. Perceval, Needham,
Scamman, Miss J. E., Wakefield,
Scammell, Mrs. John C, Milton,
Scanlon, Mrs. William, South
Scannell, Mrs. David D., Jamaica
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Schaefer, Mr. Henry F., Jamaica
Schlesinger, Mrs. Arthur M.,
Schlotterbeck, Mrs. Lewis, Wake-
Schnackenberg, Mrs. A. E.,
Durham, N. H.
Schultz, Mrs. Andrew, Wellesley
Schwartz, Mrs. Ida H., Winter Hill,
Scott, Mr. Clifford, North Easton,
Scott, Mrs. Donald, Cambridge,
Scott, Miss Marion, Brookline, Mass.
Scott, Mr. R. J., Cambridge, Mass.
Sears, Miss Evelyn G., Boston, Mass.
Seccomb, Mrs. Eben D., Boston,
Seeglitz, Mrs. William, Peabody,
Selya, Mrs. H. P., Chestnut Hill,
Shadman, Mrs. Louise W., Newton,
Shane, Capt. Louis, U. S. N.
South Braintree, Mass.
Sharp, Mrs. Albert R., Brookline,
Shattuck, Mrs. Joseph, Chatham,
Shaw, Mrs. Arthur L., Auburndale,
Shaw, Mrs. Carleton A., Groton,
Shaw, Mrs. M. M., Portland, Maine
Shaw, Miss Mildred E., North
Shaw, Mrs. Sohier, Boston, Mass.
Shay, Mrs. William A., Beach Bluff,
Shepardson, Mrs. Robert B.,
Sherman, Miss Elizabeth J.,
Sherrill, Mrs. Henry Knox,
Shirk, Mrs. C. Marshall, Boston,
Shurtleff, Mr. Lewis T., Fairhaven,
Sides, Mr. Arthur W., North
Simas, Mrs. Charles, Taunton, Mass.
Simoneau, Mr. George J.,
Claremont, N. H.
Singleton, Mrs. Frederick A.,
Skolfield, Mrs. George R.,
Slater, Mrs. John C, Cambridge,
Sloan, Miss Thomasina, R. N.,
Small, Mrs. Thomas, Brookline,
Smart, Miss Alpha J., Revere, Mass.
Smith, Mrs. Charles Gaston,
Smith, Mr. Charles L., Needham,
Smith, Miss Edith H., Dedham,
Smith, Mr. Ernest A., Holliston,
Smith, Miss Marion, Saugus, Mass.
Smith, Mr. Robert A., Milton, Mass.
Smith, Mrs. Thomas Page, Hing-
Snyder, Mrs. Arthur, Hingham,
Soule, Miss Clara G., Newton, Mass.
Spencer, Mrs. William S.,
Spalding, Mr. George H., Guilford,
Spaulding, Mrs. Franklin F.,
Sperry, Mrs. Marcy L., Milton,
Spieler, Mr. George M., Holbrook,
Stanwood, Mrs. William E.,
Wellesley Hills, Mass.
Staples, Mr. Elmer C, Amherst,
Stearns, Mr. C. A., North Quincy,
Steffek, Mr. Edwin F., Boston,
Stevens, Mr. Clyde E., Natick,
Stevens, Mr. Robert F., Amherst,
Stevenson, Miss Margaret, Boston,
Stevenson, Miss Virginia Parker,
Stewart, Mr. Alfred V., Biddeford,
Stickney, Mrs. Lewis E., Arlington
Stillings, Mrs. Herbert S., North
Stockwell, Miss Bertha A.,
Stockwell, Mr. Ernest Farnham,
Stone, Mr. H. S., Lexington, Mass.
Stone, Mrs. W. S., Lynn, Mass.
Storm, Mrs. Henry H., East
Street, Miss Grace E., Cambridge,
Stretch, Mrs. Charles B., Brockton,
NEW MEMBERS, 1937
Stuart, Mrs. Frederick W., South
Stuart, Mr. Roger, Dorchester
Stuart, Mrs. Roger, Dorchester
Sugden, Mrs. Walter J., West
Sullivan, Mr. Arthur J., Maynard,
Sullivan, Mrs. D. A., Dorchester,
Sullivan, Miss Helen E., Roslindale,
Swann, Mr. Arthur H., South
Swett, Mrs. Ralph W., Wellesley,
Sykes, Mrs. Maxwell H., Billerica,
Sylvester, Mrs. Herbert S., Middle-
Synnott, Mrs. Thomas Whitney 2nd,
Haddonfield, N. J.
Taber, Mrs. Wendell, Boston, Mass.
Tapper, Mr. Oscar, Falmouth, Mass.
Tarr, Mrs. Leslie E., Gloucester,
Tarr, Mrs. Lewis, Gloucester, Mass.
Tauber, Mrs. Frederick, Melrose,
Taylor, Mrs. Earl W., Belmont,
Taylor, Miss Edna D., Greenwood,
Taylor, Miss Myrthena E., Boston,
Taylor, Mrs. Stephen H., Wollaston,
Taylor, Mrs. Warner V., West New-
Teague, Miss Alice R., Jamaica
TenBroeck, Mr. Stanton J. Jr.,
Newton Center, Mass.
Terry, Mr. Stanley W., Quincy,
Thayer, Mrs. Sherman Rand,
Thomas, Mr. F. O., Taunton,
Thompson, Mr. Charles G., New
Thompson, Mrs. Herbert, Lowell,
Thornton, Mrs. Henry, Brookline,
Tinkham, Mr. R. E., Boston, Mass.
Titus, Mrs. Harvey O., Cambridge,
Tobey, Mrs. Eugene C, Portland,
Tomlinson, Mrs. Harvey S., Salem,
Toon, Miss Phyllis Adams, West
Topp, Mr.- W. S., Groton, Mass.
Towle, Mrs. George P., Dorchester,
Trainor, Mrs. J. Fred, Braintree,
Trimble, Miss Suzanne H., Roches-
ter, New York
Tripp, Mrs. Christie, Marion, Mass.
Trowbridge, Miss Miriam, Boston,
Trudinger, Mr. John, Lynn, Mass.
Tucker, Mrs. Edwin D., Boston,
Tucker, Mr. Frederick, Marlboro.
Turner, Mr. A. B., Harwichport,
Tuttle, Mrs. Arthur S., Reading,
Twombly, Mrs. Henry B., Wakefield,
Underhill, Mrs. Robert L. M.,
Upton, Mrs. George, Mathews Court
VanDuyne, Mrs. Frederick W.,
Van Gorder, Mrs. George W..
VanTwuyver, Mr. Klaas, Quincy,
VanVliet, Mrs. Kate, Boston, Mass.
Vasaturo, Mr. Pasquale, Medfield,
Vason, Mrs. Robert D., Cambridge,
Vasumpaur, Mrs. George J.,
Western Springs, Illinois
VerPlanck, Mrs. W. Everett, Salem,
Vidler, Mrs. L. Edith, Melrose,
Vining, Mr. Kenneth R., New
Waite, Dr. Anne L., Chicago,
Walden, Mrs. Clarence E., Needham,
Walker, Mrs. Helen W., Providence,
Walker, Mrs. William S., Milton,
Walsh, Miss Catherine E., Lynn,
Walsh, Mrs. J. J., Quincy, Mass.
Walsh, Miss Mary, Chicago, Illinois
Ward, Mr. Edward A., Jersey City,
Waterman, Mr. Fred T., Scituate,
Waterman, Mrs. Joseph S.,
Newton Center, Mass.
MASSACHUSETTS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Waters, Mr. Robert M., Wellesley,
Weatherbee, Mrs. E. E., North
Webb, Mrs. Frank R., Beach Bluff,
Weber, Mrs. T. F., Newton Center,
Weeman, Miss Lois M.,
Welch, Miss Mary E., Somerville,
Weld, Mrs. Bernard C, Boston,
Welsh, Mrs. Madison F., Fall River,
Welsh, Mrs. R. E,, West Roxbury,
Werly, Mr. Charles M., Winchester,
Weston, Mrs. Robert D., Cambridge,
Westwood, Mr. Thomas H. Jr., West
Wheatland, Mrs. Stephen, Brookline,
Wheeler, Mrs. Wilfrid, Hatchville,
Whidden, Mrs. Thomas A., Jamaica
Whipple, Mr. Bertram F.,
White, Mrs. Charles A., Boston,
White, Mrs. E. Laurence, Beverly
White, Mr. John Jr., Jamaica Plain,
White, Mr. Joseph W., Wellesley
White, Mr. Leslie R., Newton, Mass.
White, Miss Nancy P., Boston, Mass.
White, Miss Ruth M., Worcester,
Whitehill, Mr. Walter M., North
Whitney, Mrs. Frederic P.,
Whitney, Mr. Harold L., Arlington,
Whittier, Miss Helen, Gardner,
Whittle, Mrs. Joseph, Adamsville,
Wier, Mr. George S., Saundersville,
Wight, Mr. Thomas F., Dorchester,
Wilder, Mr. Myron F., Melrose
Wiley, Mr. Robert M., Fall River,
Wilkinson, Mr. G. Harper,
Wilkinson, Mrs. Holley A.,
Williams, Mrs. Channing, Jamaica
Williams, Mrs. Charles A.,
Williams, Mrs. Harold G., Beverly,
Williams, Miss Margaret,
Williams, Mr. Thomas, Chesham,
Williams, Mr. W. M. Jr.,
Providence, R. I.
Willis, Mrs. R. S., Newton Center,
Winant, Mrs. Frederick Jr.,
Winchester, Mr. Artemas, Jamaica
Winn, Mr. Harry T., Winchester,
Winsor, Mr. Thomas K., Greenville,
Winton, Mrs. Mary E., Roxbury,
Wittmann, Mr. Joseph, Madeira,
Wood, Mr. James, Arlington, Mass.
Woodall, Dr. James Martin,
Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Woolley, Miss Cornelia M.,
Worthen, Mrs. Eva, Cambridge,
Wortman, Mrs. Benjamin, Maiden,
Woundy, Mrs. George W.,
Wright, Mrs. J. Arnold, New
Wyman, Mrs. James T., Brighton,
Yapp, Mrs. Mary E., Littleton,
Yates, Mr. Walter, West Manchester,
Yoffe, Miss Mildred G., Chestnut
Youman, Mrs. D. H., Medway,
Young, Mr. Philip, Boston, Mass.
Zevitas, Mr. Ernest J., Roxbury,
Zink, Miss Marion E., Revere, Mass.
Bequests to the Massachusetts
It is hoped by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society
that it will not be forgotten by members who find it expedient
to make their wills. This Society's financial condition is sound
and its investments are good, but the income from many of its
investments has declined because of decreased returns from its
bond holdings. Expenses have naturally increased with the
constantly growing membership, and more money is needed to
extend the activities of the Society beyond its present limits.
The following form of bequest is suggested:
FORM OF BEQUEST
I give and bequeath to the Massachusetts Horticultural
Society located in Boston, Massachusetts, the sum of
to be used as the Board of Trustees
may direct for the promotion of horticulture in its various
forms and for extending the activities of the Society along